NFC Notes: Dez Bryant, Cowboys, Giants, Packers


Dez Bryant

  • While Dez Bryant has said he would like to play for an NFC East team, multiple reports have said that neither the Eagles, Giants or Redskins are interested right now. (NFLTR)
  • Todd Archer of ESPN believes the Packers would be the best fit for Bryant, given that they could offer him a chance to play with Aaron Rodgers.
  • According to Archer, it was clear that the Cowboys were going to move on from Bryant after they made an aggressive attempt to sign WR Sammy Watkins in free agency.
  • Interestingly enough, Archer reports that the Cowboys had trade talks with other teams about Bryant, but they couldn’t find anyone willing to take on his contract, even for a late-round pick. Once it became clear there wasn’t a trade to be made, Dallas released him before the start of their offseason program on Monday.


  • Jordan Raanan has heard “more and more whispers” of the Giants possibly trading back over the past week.
  • One scenario to watch for the Giants, according to Raanan, is for the Bills to trade up into the top 10 and then up to No. 2 overall for a quarterback.


Pete Dougherty of JSOnline writes that pass rusher is the Packers’ greatest need, ahead of cornerback and one name worth keeping an eye on for Green Bay is UTSA DE/OLB Marcus Davenport.

“He’s going to be a good player,” said a front-office executive for an NFC team tells Dougherty. “To me, he’s got the highest probability (of the top defensive prospects) of being there at 14. There’s no corner worth taking at 14.”

“I think he’s special,” a coach tells Dougherty. “Everybody says he’s not very thick. He’s a heavy-handed dude now. He can snap you off, his hands are as strong as (heck). I’d take Chubb first, then him. Awesome kid. I think he’s got some real stuff, too.”

  • Ryan Wood of mentions Virginia’s Kurt Benkert and Nebraska’s Tanner Lee as some potential quarterback prospects the Packers could target in the late rounds.

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