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Week 8 NFL Picks: Can Cowboys Extend Their Lead In The NFC East?

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This weekend, the Cowboys have the chance to open up a two-game lead over their NFC East opponents.

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At 5-1, the Cowboys currently have a one-game lead over the Eagles, and a 1.5-game lead over both the Redskins and Giants, as the table below shows.

NFC East Standings Heading into Week 8
Team Wins Losses GB
Dallas 5 1 - -
Philadelphia 4 2 1.0
Washington 4 3 1.5
New York 4 3 1.5

With the Eagles traveling to Dallas, and the Redskins traveling to London to face the Bengals, there's a chance the Cowboys could create even more separation in the NFC East.

A Cowboys win over the Eagles would drop the Eagles two games back, and a Redskins loss against the Bengals would drop them 2.5 games back. The Giants have a bye week, but in case of a Cowboys win, they would also drop two games back.

What are the odds of that happening? Our BTB Panel thinks the odds are high; the Cowboys are unanimous picks against the Eagles, and nine out ten writers like the Bengals over the Redskins.

Here's how we think the rest of the Week 8 games will turn out.

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Season Record
64-43 70-37 61-45 55-52 60-47 58-49 65-42 65-42 63-44 66-41 63-44
Last Week
8-7 11-4 7-8 9-6 7-8 8-7 9-6 7-8 10-5 8-7 9-6

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WAS @ CIN (-3) Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Was_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium
KC (-2.5) @ IND Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Ind_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium
ARI @ CAR (-3) Car_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Car_medium Ari_medium Car_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium
OAK @ TB (-1) Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Tb_medium Oak_medium Tb_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium
SEA (-3) @ NO Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium No_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium
DET @ HOU (-2.5) Det_medium Hou_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Hou_medium Det_medium Hou_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium
NE (-6.5) @ BUF Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Buf_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium
NYJ (-3.5) @ CLE Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Cle_medium Nyj_medium Cle_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium
SD @ DEN (-5.5) Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium
GB @ ATL (-3) Atl_medium Gb_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium
PHI @ DAL (-4.5) Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium
MIN (-5.5) @ CHI Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium