Dallas Cowboys get the win against the Minnesota Vikings

Dalton and the Cowoys win their third game of the season

(AP) Somehow, the NFC East race has become even tighter and weirder.

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 on Sunday to earn their third win of the season. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes. Elsewhere in the division, the Eagles lost, Washington won and the New York Giants are off this week.

That means the NFC East leader is still Philadelphia at 3-6-1. The Giants, Cowboys and Washington are all right behind with a 3-7 record.