NFC East updates from the bye weekend
Prescott finished 23 for 32 for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Like Carson Wentz, he still has not thrown an interception this season. He has three touchdowns and has completed 67.9 percent of his passes. Tony Romo is targeting a Week 8 return, according to an NFL Network report – the week the Cowboys play the Eagles.
Elliott, the No. 4 overall pick in April's draft, rushed 23 times for 138 yards and one touchdown. It was his second consecutive week with more than 100 yards and he now has 94 carries for 412 yards and three touchdowns this season. That puts him on pace for 370 carries, 1,648 yards, and 12 touchdowns for the season.
The Cowboys will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday before visiting the Green Bay Packers in Week 6. They will have a bye in Week 7 before the Eagles visit on Oct. 30.
New York Giants: The Giants, who are 2-1, play Monday night against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings. The Giants are coming off a 29-27 loss to Washington, after they won their first two games by a combined margin of four points.
The schedule isn't getting any easier for the Giants. After visiting Minnesota, they will have a short week before a visit to Green Bay on Sunday. Then they will host the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams, two 3-1 teams, before a Nov. 6 game against the Eagles in East Rutherford, N.J.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins appeared in danger of losing to the lowly Cleveland Browns on Sunday before a fourth-quarter comeback gave them a 31-20 victory that evened their record at 2-2. The Browns held a 20-17 lead after three quarters, then turned the ball over on three consecutive drives to give Washington a chance to reclaim the lead.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins went 21 of 27 for 183 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. His top target was tight end Jordan Reed, who satisfied fantasy football owners with nine catches for 73 yards and two scores. Running back Matt Jones eclipsed 100 yards for the first time this season in a 117-yard effort. Cornerback Josh Norman, the team's high-priced free-agent acquisition, recorded his first interception of the season to lead to the game's final score.
Washington has a point differential of negative-13 this season, but two consecutive victories give the Redskins momentum entering next week's game against Baltimore. Then they will host the Eagles in Week 6.
Elsewhere in the NFL …
* The Eagles' Week 4 opponent, the Detroit Lions, lost to the Chicago Bears, 17-14, on Sunday to fall to 1-3. They have lost three consecutive games by 11 combined points. Quarterback Matthew Stafford went 23 of 36 for 213 yards and two interceptions. The Lions are not getting enough from their running game, which totaled only 66 yards on Sunday. Their only touchdown came on a punt return, and they also had a two-point conversion and two field goals by Matt Prater.
The Lions have played at home only once this season, in Week 2 when they lost by 16-15 to the Tennessee Titans.
* With the 49ers' loss to the Cowboys, former Eagles coach Chip Kelly has lost three consecutive games and is 1-3 this season. They also lost top linebacker NaVorro Bowman to a potentially serious injury.
Kelly's offense totaled 295 yards on 53 plays. They allowed 428 yards on 73 plays. The Cowboys had the ball for nearly 13 more minutes. The Niners are 30th in the NFL in offensive yards per game and 26th in defensive yards per game.
* Former Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is looking to go 4-0 when the Vikings host the Giants on Monday night. Bradford has started the past two games for the Vikings – wins over Green Bay and Carolina. He is 40 of 59 for 457 yards and three touchdowns this season.