NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins

Cowboys

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee, ankle) says he’ll be good to go on Sunday after a good practice on Wednesday.

“This is the best Wednesday practice I had. This is the freshest I have felt of any Wednesday,” said Elliott, via ESPN.com. “I did a good job of coming in and getting that treatment to be ready to go today. I got to thank the training staff and all those guys for helping me get back on my feet.

“I was banged up. It’s football. That is what it is,” Elliott added. “I am young. I got fresh legs. I’m going to get the ball as much as I can.”

Eagles

Eagles OC Mike Groh said he believes Carson Wentz (knee) “looks great” and that he does not see “any real limitations” with the quarterbacks’ mobility.

He looks great to me,” Groh said, via ProFootballTalk. “I mean, he’s got to wear the brace, which I imagine if we all walked around with a brace on it wouldn’t quite feel the same as it would without the brace. But I don’t see any real limitations in his mobility or pocket mobility to be able to scramble for a first down.”

Groh added that he feels Wentz has “played well” so far in 2018 after not preparing during the preseason due to his injury.

I think he’s played well. I mean, for a guy that’s just played in two games, had really no preseason games to prepare at all, Carson’s played really well for us. And we all have to raise the level of our game. That’s certainly not on Carson’s shoulders, it’s on all of us. And whether we won or lost on Sunday, we’d be sitting here saying the same things. There’s a lot of things we need to get better at to have the kind of season we want to have.

  • Eagles HC Doug Pederson said of DT Tim Jernigan: “He’s making progress. Would not say that he’ll play this season. Didn’t want to put a cap on him.” (Jeff McLane)

Giants

  • Giants HC Pat Shurmur told reporters that they expect to have OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) and CB Eli Apple (groin) back at practice Wednesday.
  • Giants WR Sterling Shepard will not participate after having a cyst removed from his back. However, he should return Thursday. (Jordan Raanan)

Redskins

  • A league source tells Jordan Schultz that Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is “on track to play” in Monday’s game against the Saints, despite not practicing this week, due to an ankle injury.

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