Meet your first place Cowboys

LANDOVER, Md. -- After the Dallas Cowboys were obliterated, 34-7, at the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 30, owner and general manager Jerry Jones preached patience.

Three weeks later, Jones looks prescient as the Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East.

The Cowboys’ 27-24 overtime win Sunday at the Washington Redskins was their third straight and improved their record to 6-4.

The 17-10 loss suffered by the New York Giants to Philadelphia on Sunday night left them with a 6-4 record.

The Cowboys are in first place thanks to a 2-1 division record. The Giants are 1-2 in the division. The two teams meet twice in December.

And don’t bury the Eagles. While Philadelphia is just 4-6 overall, it is 3-1 in the division and its toughest non-conference games against the New England Patriots and the New York Jets come at home. They play at the Cowboys on Dec. 24.