The NFC East is 3-12-1: Here is the big issue and a fix for each team

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The NFC East is the NFC Least. It’s not just bad — it’s worse than last season.

The Dallas Cowboys can’t stop a nosebleed, the New York Giants can’t reach the end zone, the Philadelphia Eagles barely have a recognizable offensive lineman or wide receiver and the Washington Football Team doesn’t even have a real nickname. Their combined records: 3-12-1.

No wonder the leader of the division — Philadelphia — has one win through four weeks. The last time after Week 4 a first-place team in any division had one or fewer wins was the 2005 NFC North.

But the Eagles do have a tie. Only in the NFC East is a tie as good as a win.

NFC East reporters Todd Archer (Cowboys), Tim McManus (Eagles), Jordan Raanan (Giants) and John Keim (Washington) break down the biggest issue facing each team and how it can be fixed.



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