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NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Seahawks


  • Mike Freeman of B/R reports that a number of team executives around the NFL wonder if Cowboys owner Jerry Jones‘ power is affecting the league’s investigation into the domestic violence allegations against RB Ezekiel Elliott.
  • In fact, Freeman says that other NFL owners have contacted Commissioner Roger Goodell and said they believe he’s being “too soft” on the Cowboys because of Jones’ popularity.
  • Freeman’s sources have said that the pressure being placed on Goodell is “more intense than anyone knows“, as they feel like Elliott would have faced punishment long ago if it weren’t for Jones’ power in the league.


  • Les Bowen of Philly.com writes that there is talk around the locker room that Eagles WR Jordan Matthews’ knee issue is more serious than tendinitis.
  • However, Bowen says there’s talk elsewhere in the building that Matthews could have practiced more in the spring and that the real issue is related to his contract.
  • As of now, Bowen mentions that there has been no indication that the Eagles have done anything toward extending Matthews’ contract.


  • Tom Pelissero reports that RB Devonta Freeman‘s agent left Atlanta after meeting with Falcons brass the past couple days about a long-term extension for his client.
  • According to Pelissero, the Falcons still aren’t putting a deadline on when a deal needs to be done.


Seahawks S Earl Thomas mentioned that he doesn’t think he has any physical limitations right now, as he works his way back from a broken leg.

“I don’t think I’ll have any limitations,” Thomas said Tuesday, via the Seattle Times. “…I’m feeling really, really good. I’m feeling solid. That’s all I can ask for going into this part of the season. I’m excited and ready to get back out there with the guys and try to take this thing, take it all the way.”

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