Giants stumble in Philadelphia as Cowboys win the NFC East

The Giants loss ensures Dallas are guaranteed the NFC's first seed

Giants stumble in Philadelphia as Cowboys win the NFC East

New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) cannot catch a pass against Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Leodis McKelvin (21). (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia Eagles defeated New York Giants on Thursday night in a surprise result, that handed Dallas Cowboys the NFC East title, and guaranteed the team the NFC top seed.

The 24-19 win was Philadelphia's first in six games, as they look to finish the season on a positive. The loss for the Giants means they are still on course to reach the playoffs, but only as a wildcard team. If results go their way, the Giants could book their playoff spot by Christmas Day.

Despite being on the losing side and failing to score, it was a historic night for Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants wide receiver reached 4,000 career yards in the loss. In the history of the NFL, he is the joint-quickest player to reach the achievement, along with Hall of Fame inductee Lance Alworth. Both players reached the feat in 42 matches.

It was a night to forget for Eli Manning. The two-time SuperBowl MVP threw three interceptions as the Eagles' defensive group, especially safety Malcolm Jenkins thrived. Jenkins intercepted twice including returning one for a touchdown in the win.

If any of Green Bay, Detroit, Atlanta or Tampa Bay lose this weekend, the Giants will guarantee a wildcard spot, and potentially the fifth seed.