Barry Church out for the Year, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 24, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 25:  Barry Church #42 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys won the game but lost a crucial player against Tampa Bay Sunday, with safety Barry Church suffering a torn Achilles, ending his 2012 season, according to Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News.

I don't know if this might cause Dallas to considering bringing Brodney Pool back, but with Gerald Sensabaugh also hurt right now it puts the team in a bad spot at safety. 

Fortunately, the Cowboys are deep at corner and Brandon Carr is already playing some safety. Going forward, it wouldn't be surprising to see Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick get reps at the position, too.


So, what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division?

Dallas Cowboys

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Cowboys' investment in Brandon Carr is looking smarter and smarter every week.

Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram notes that an officiating error might have helped the Cowboys greatly on Sunday.


New York Giants

Sports Illustrated's Peter King named Will Beatty his "man in the trenches of the week."

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post writes that it appears the Giants are deeper than expected.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Reuben Frank of CSN Philly: It's been decades since the Eagles have committed turnovers at this rate.

From Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News: Andy Reid said he "did a terrible job" preparing his team for the Arizona game.


Washington Redskins

The Washington Post's D.C. Sports Bog has footage and quotes, via multiple sources, documenting Kyle Shanahan harassing replacement officials following Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

From Rich Tandler of CSN Washington: While Rob Jackson had a big pick six (aren't they all?) filling in for Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker's replacement—Jarvis Jenkins—didn't fare so well.