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NFL Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Jaguars, Panthers

Cowboys

Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown mentioned during an interview with Pro Football Talk that veteran RB Alfred Morris has been a “straight pro” this offseason, despite the fact that his status with the team is in question moving forward.

“Straight pro,” Brown said. “Doesn’t talk about it. Doesn’t mention it. Comes out has fun with it. Enjoys being around his teammates. That’s the kind of guys you need.”

Brown explained that while they would like to keep all of the guys, the reality is that someone is going to be cut in the coming months.

“You just don’t know from year to year what’s going to happen, so you try to keep as many great players around as you can and then the business takes over after that,” Brown said. “Obviously, we would like everybody to stay, but that’s not realistic. We’ve got to make sure we’re training everybody, and we’re covering all our bases, and let whatever happens happen.

Eagles

  • The Eagles announced Monday that DT Tim Jernigan is dealing with an ankle sprain. (Jeff McLane)
  • Eagles WR Jordan Matthews didn’t practice today because of knee tendinitis, but the team said that they plan to be “conservative” with him. (Eliot Shorr-Parks)

Jaguars

  • Neil Stratton of Inside the League reports that the Jaguars have hired former Giants G Chris Snee as an area scout.
  • Snee played several seasons under Jaguars executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin and happens to be Coughlin’s son-in-law.

Panthers

Panthers HC Ron Rivera said Monday that QB Cam Newton is “ahead of schedule” in regards to his return from shoulder surgery and is expected to throw on the side during next week’s minicamp.

He is ahead of schedule,” Rivera said, via ESPN.com. “We’re not putting him ahead of schedule. He’s doing all the band-work, all the stretching, all the rehab he’s supposed to.