- Several front office sources who spoke with Mike Freeman of B/R singled out Cowboys HC Jason Garrett and Packers HC Mike McCarthy as the two coaches with the most pressure this season.
- Even so, Freeman says that both Garrett and McCarthy have the available tools to save their jobs and produce decent 2018 seasons for their teams.
Cowboys RT La’el Collins, who has two years remaining on his contract, said playing for Dallas has exceeded his expectations and looks forward to continuing his career with the team.
“Honestly, it’s that times 10,” Collins said. “I never knew what it was like being a Cowboy. Now that I’m going into my fourth year, I really understand what it’s like and it’s great. I think about it all over again and I would have come here every time. It’s been a blessing. Just looking forward to the future and what it holds for us.”
Packers’ return specialist Trevor Davis credited his production in returns to not hesitate when looking for a running lane.
“It was just being consistent. It’s the same thing you do at receiver or any position,” said Davis, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers’ official site. “A lot of guys I’ve watched catch the ball and they kind of hesitate or wait for a lane. I like to go ahead and burst out and get the quick 10 or 12 (yards) I have in separation already, because it’s not guaranteed if you hesitate that you’re going to get those yards.”
Packers HC Mike McCarthy said he is hopeful Davis continues to build off last season and believe their coverage team has improved.
“I think if you look at the statistics with Trevor on returns, there’s some great things,” McCarthy said. “Really looking for him to build off of that. The other part of it, too, is our coverage teams have really improved, and I think people noticed that, but also our ability to block and set things up we feel we improved in that area.”