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NFC Notes: Cowboys, Packers, Vikings

Cowboys

New Cowboys WR Allen Hurns says he doesn’t feel any pressure to replace Dez Bryant in the team’s offense.

“I don’t feel any pressure at all,” Hurns said. “Pressure comes when people have high expectations of you. I have always held myself to a higher standard. I felt it was a big opportunity to come to Dallas to play with Dez. But with him not be here, it’s a bigger opportunity. It’s a matter of me making the most of the opportunity.

“For me, the last two years I didn’t enjoy best years,” Hurns added. “I missed 11 games. That’s unacceptable. I feel this is a big year for me in my career.”

As for what happened in free agency, Hurns explained that the Jets had an offer prepared for him and had scheduled a visit before a snowstorm forced him to delay the meeting. Hurns wound up scheduling a visit with the Cowboys and says he fell in love with the team once he arrived.

I was supposed to go visit the Jets first,” Hurns said. “They already had an offer for me. I didn’t have an offer before I came here. Once I came, saw the facilities and met with the coaches I was in love. I told my agent if I would be blessed to come here I would be willing to take that chance.”

Packers

The Green Bay Packers announced the following changes and additions to their player personnel department on Friday:

  • Jon-Eric Sullivan and John Wojciechowski being promoted to co-directors of player personnel.
  • Sam Seale promoted to national scout.
  • Matt Malaspina promoted to director of college scouting.
  • Chad Brinker promoted to assistant director of pro scouting/salary cap analyst.
  • Pat Moore hired as a college scout.
  • Luke Benuska promoted to college scout.
  • Brandian Ross promoted to college scout.

Vikings

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, claims the weight of new deal isn’t weighing on him right now.

“I look at it as I always want to get things done, and I always want to come in with a mindset of having success,” Diggs said, via the Pioneer Press. “I want my resume to speak for itself. It will figure itself out.”

Diggs added that he’s hoping to remain in Minnesota for the foreseeable future.

“I love playing with the Vikings,” Diggs said. “I started here and I’ve been happy all my time here. I love my teammates, I love my coaching staff. There’s no place I’d rather be.”

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