NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins

Cowboys

  • Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports that Cowboys DL David Irving‘s absence from training camp won’t affect his ability to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, given that he has an excused absence.
  • Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones mentioned that the quality of competition in their training camp this year is so good that they will likely have to cut five players who would have made the roster last year. (Clarence Hill)
  • Todd Archer believes it would make sense for the Cowboys to consider trading former third-round OT Chaz Green away to a team in need of offensive line help. Archer admits that it’s unlikely Dallas would secure any more than a conditional pick for Green.

Eagles

Eagles QB Carson Wentz reiterated Tuesday that being ready to play Week 1 is still his goal.

However, Wentz hasn’t been taking part in 11-on-11 drills, despite doing so earlier on in training camp.

“It is frustrating,” Wentz said of not practicing in recent days, via NJ.com. “Obviously getting the chance to get out there and everything (earlier on in camp), I felt great. Again, just trust what the doctors are saying and without a doubt it is tough to sit there and watch.”

  • Eagles backup QB Nick Foles told reporters on Tuesday that he’s dealing with muscle spasms, but he’s fine. (Jimmy Kempski)
  • Regarding the injury, Foles said: “We’re being smart. Don’t really need to aggravate anything like that.” (Les Bowen)

Giants

Giants first-round RB Saquon Barkley mentioned that he’s enjoying being in a pro-style offense and running behind a fullback for the first time.

“I think it’s great to have a fullback,” Barkley said, via Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. “Honestly, I’ve never done that in college, but [I’ve been] watching film and seeing the great backs set up their blocks, and how key the fullback is. I think Shane has done a tremendous job of not only knowing what a fullback’s role is, but you can put him at any position in the offense with any route, and he’s going to know how to run it or he’s going to know how to block it. So, I continue to grow in that role, and build that relationship on the field with a fullback. I really feel like that can help take my game to that next level.

Redskins

  • John Keim of ESPN writes that with the Redskins glut of running backs, it’s possible they could consider trading second-year RB Samaje Perine, given that he could be the odd-man-out this year.

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