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NFC Notes: Cowboys, Packers, Seahawks

Cowboys

Many have questioned who the top receiver will be in the Cowboys’ offense now that they’ve moved on from Dez Bryant. However, Dak Prescott doesn’t seem to think it will be a big issue for them.

“I don’t know if any team in the league necessarily needs a No. 1 receiver,” Prescott said, via Pro Football Talk. “It’s about getting the ball out, spreading the ball around, keeping the defense on its toes.

Prescott says he’s been doing what he can to get on the same page with some of the new receivers they brought in this offseason including Allen HurnsDeonte Thompson, and third-round pick Michael Gallup.

“I mean the only thing you can do is just get out there with routes on air, things like that,” Prescott said. “We did a bunch together. Me and these young guys have been here before we even started OTAs, getting that timing down so we can get in OTAs and have good feel for each other and now with the defense in front of us, grow off of that and grow from what we’ve already accomplished. That’s the best thing I can do.”

Packers

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned during an appearance on Andrew Brandt’s “The Business of Sports” podcast that he ran into Packers QB Aaron Rodgers at the Super Bowl and Rodgers asked him to hurry up and sign Matt Ryan to an extension.

I saw Aaron, interestingly enough, at the Super Bowl in the airport,” Dimitroff said. “He just said to me, ‘We don’t know each other that well, but just get this deal done with Matt first so I can get on with my life.'”

Tom Pelissero reported yesterday that Green Bay is “optimistic” they can get a long-term extension in place with Rodgers before the start of training camp in July.

Seahawks

Former Seahawks DE Cliff Avril during a recent interview with Dave Dameshek that he believes players began to question HC Pete Carroll after the team’s Super Bowl loss.

“I do think the team would have bought in more to what Coach Carroll was saying instead of going the opposite way of, hey, this is what we thought the foundation of the team was, and that’s not what happened in that particular play,” Avril said, via NFL.com.

“So I think guys started questioning him more, more so than actually following his lead if we’d won that Super Bowl.”

“The situation sucked regardless of who took the blame,” Avril added. “It’s just the fact that we were so close and we weren’t able to get it, so I think a lot of guys got turned off by the message.”

According to Avril, had they beat the Patriots, they very well may have another Super Bowl.

“You think about what could have happened,” Avril added. “If we win that Super Bowl, I think we probably would have won another one within the two years that went by.

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Seahawks have been in a downward spin since their only Good year. Theirs 1st SB year and the Cards would have knocked them out as they had just beaten them at home. The Cards kept Levi Brown for 6 games. 4 of those they lost. 1 game and they would have made the playoffs. If they had cut or traded brown pre year, Seattle would not have won the SB. The next years and the Sea SB bid. They played all injured or IR starting QB’s beginning after their loss to KC. They played Rams 2 times and their QB… Read more »

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