NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins

Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ruled out making an in-season coaching change of any kind following Monday’s game.

“I think we realize we have eight games to go, we’ve got a long way to go in this season,” Jones said, via ESPN.com. “We want to play better than we played tonight, so I certainly think each individual and coach and front-office person is going to have to do better, including me.

  • When asked about his job status, Jason Garrett said: “I’m just focused on getting our team to play as well as we can play. We’ll learn from that experience last night and get our eyes forward on Philly.” (Jon Machota)
  • Garrett said OC Scott Linehan will remain the team’s play caller. (Calvin Watkins)
  • According to Garrett, rookie OL Connor Williams hurt his knee and could require arthroscopic surgery. (Todd Archer)
  • Regarding LB Sean Lee‘s hamstring injury, Garrett said: “We anticipate him to be out for a little bit.” (Jon Machota)

Eagles

Eagles contract-year DE Brandon Graham says he would like to return to Philadelphia next year, but he’s aware that he could end up playing elsewhere in 2019.

I know I’m 30 years old, and god willing I’ve got five years left in me” playing football, Graham said, via NJ.com. “I think, for me, I would love to be here but I understand… I’m at peace with whatever happens because I understand it.

Giants

Giants rookie QB Kyle Lauletta addressed his recent arrest for disobeying orders from police on Tuesday.

“The incident that happened last week is a terrible representation of who I am and what I stand for,” Lauletta said, via ESPN.com. “I do recognize that those cops have a very difficult job, an important job at that. I’ve seen that intersection when there are no officers and it’s very chaotic. I respect those guys and can’t say I’m sorry enough about what happened. All I can do now is move forward and try to prove myself with my actions and my work ethic.”

  • Giants HC Pat Shurmur told reporters on Tuesday that Eli Manning will start for them on Monday. According to Shurmur, they’ve had several discussions over the past week about needing to play better across the board: “I also explained to Eli that everybody needs to play better and, as we go through this, it’s important we’re not almost in these games. We do what we have to do to get it over the top and win football games.

Redskins

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