The Eagles went up a half-game on the Giants to take sole possession of first place in the NFC East with Sunday night's narrow victory over the Cowboys.

It will be interesting to see whether the Giants will be affected by having to play the Vikings in Detroit on Monday night instead of in Minnesota on Sunday. (Sunday's game was postponed after a heavy snowstorm that paralyzed the region and collapsed the roof of the Metrodome.)

The Redskins did nothing to make a case for playoff consideration by losing to Tampa Bay on a botched extra point attempt.


EAST W   L   T   Pct. Pts.    Op.   

EAGLES 9   4   0   .692   374   308

N.Y. Giants 8   4   0   .667   308   247

Washington 5   8   0   .385   238   310

Dallas 4   9   0   .308   321   366


EAGLES 30, Dallas 27

Tampa Bay 17, Washington 16


N.Y. Giants vs. Minnesota, 7:20

in Detroit