Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy focuses on beating NFC East rivals


FRISCO, Texas – Winning the division game is always important. This is even more important when four teams have combined for five wins through six weeks, like the NFC East.

The Dallas Cowboys are top of the division with a 2-4 mark. Their next two games are Sunday against 1–5 Washington and then 1–4–1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Mike win the game, you win the division,” Mike McCarthy said on Thursday. “Clearly this is where our division is set up, where everyone is in their season and the number of wins and losses. It’s probably going to be lower in division games as it normally is. Annually. On the basis, production. In the event of a win, how it leads to a playoff berth, you really need to be north of a four division win. If you look at a fourth division win, it will help you to make the playoff. Kills in a very high percentage according to probability. If you win five or six of your division games, your chances are even higher.

“So I think it’s clear from a focus point of view, and as far as all teams are this year, after six games all four teams are right in front of us.”

The NFC East has the Cowboys 1-0, having defeated the New York Giants 1–5 in Week 5, since 2016, the Cowboys have 18–6 points in the division, and since 2017, they have won 5–1 Achieved each year division, making playoffs in 2018 but missing postseason in 2017 and 2019.

The division’s .229 combined win percentage is the second-worst for any division since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and ESPN’s Football Power Index predicts a 28% probability that the NFC East winner has six or fewer Will win

The NFC East is the only division with three new head coaches: McCarthy, Joe Judge (Giants) and Ron Rivera (Washington).

“Honestly, nothing surprises me anymore in this league, and this is an unusual year,” McCarthy said. “I think it’s really a confirmation that you just need to focus on your own football team, continue to clean your house, which we obviously had some cleaning to do this week , And just keep things in perspective. The goal is in front of you, it’s a good position. When you’re playing from behind or you’re playing hard, it’s obviously more of a challenge.

“Those are not the figures I spend a lot of time on. I think it’s about winning a game each week, and clearly it’s a big game for us.”

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