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NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

Cowboys

  • Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News takes a look at three draft prospects the Cowboys should consider trading up for in round one.
  • The names to watch, according to Machota, include Florida State S Derwin James, Georgia LB Roquan Smith and Alabama WR Calvin Ridley.
  • Sam Houston State DL P.J. Hall worked out for the Cowboys this past weekend. (Aaron Wilson)

Eagles

Eagles QB Nick Foles mentioned during an interview with sportscaster Mike Barnes of KVUE in Texas that he’s ready for whatever happens, including the possibility that he’s traded at some point.

“I know there was some stuff going around, a possible trade, and I would love the opportunity to be a starter again. I know my spot in Philly. I think I’ve shown what I can do.” Foles said, via Philly.com. “I’m signed for one more year and I love the team, I love the city. I’m excited for Carson [Wentz] to get back on his feet. I’ll be ready to go whenever they need me. But we’ll see.”

I think the big thing with Philly is I have such a great relationship with all the personnel decision makers that if there ever does come a day where I am traded or something does happen, it’s going to be an open conversation,” Foles added. “We’re excited to go back to Philly. … I don’t know what my career holds from here on out.”

Giants

  • While USC QB Sam Darnold is believed to be the Giants’ top choice, a source tells Jordan Raanan that Wyoming’s Josh Allen has support among coaches in the building.
  • Raanan still considers Allen to be a “long-shot” and thinks UCLA’s Josh Rosen could be a “surprise” option.
  • A personnel evaluator with knowledge of the Giants’ thinking tells Raanan that he believes all signs from New York points to them taking Penn State RB Saquon Barkley: “You can see where this is headed. Just look at all their moves this offseason. It leads to Saquon Barkley.”
  • Even so, Raanan still considers N.C. State DE Bradley Chubb to be a “realistic fit” if the Giants remain at No. 2 and Darnold goes No. 1.
  • According to Raanan, the idea of the Giants trading the No. 2 pick has been picking up steam in league circles in recent weeks and the feeling is that quarterbacks will go with the first three picks.
  • Raanan says the cost to move up to No. 2 overall is obviously going to be “steep” and New York will likely want a similar package as the Browns got from the Eagles for Carson Wentz a few years ago — No. 8 pick, a future first-round selection and a second- and a third-rounder.

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