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NFL Notes: Cowboys, Rams, Jared Goff & Vikings


Cowboys RB Darren McFadden said that he isn’t worried about his future, despite the team’s depth at running back the fact that he’s been dealing with an injury.

For me, I’m a ballplayer,” McFadden said, via ESPN.com. “I keep my head down and keep grinding. Anything I can’t control, I don’t worry about it and I let everything else be handled in the front office, whatever they decide.”


Rams HC Jeff Fisher told reporters that No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff is expected to open the season as the team’s No. 3 quarterback behind Sean Mannion.

I think it’s going to take a bit more time,” Fisher said, per Rich Hammond. “That’s not to say he can’t be a No. 2 or start, but if we were starting right now, I’d probably have Sean [Mannion] as the No. 2. Because it’s all about being patient with [Goff].

“He’s not frustrated or anything. He took some hits. He got hit pretty hard last week, and Sunday was a tough day for him, which you guys didn’t see. But he did everything he needed to do.


Vikings GM Rick Spielman made it clear that they won’t mortgage their future just to find a better replacement to Teddy Bridgewater.

“The one thing that I will not do, and I promise you this, is put our organization in a situation where it’s going to inhibit us or hurt us going into the future,” Spielman said, via USA Today.

“By that, I mean people are asking for some crazy things. People think that you are desperate, and we are not going to do something that in my estimation, and talking with Coach Zim (Mike Zimmer) and our ownership, that puts us in a situation where we jeopardize the future of this franchise.

Spielman added that it really isn’t an easy process to find another quarterback in just a few days.

“I will tell you this. It’s hard enough finding a quarterback as you go through an offseason, as you get prepared for the draft, and if that position was easy, you’ve got six months sometimes to get ready to fill that position,” Spielman said.

“We’re in a situation that we’re trying to find potentially another quarterback in 48 hours, and then how many teams – and I’m trying to put a realistic picture on this – are going to give up a significant (piece)? They don’t fall out of a tree, and if you have one, you sure in the heck ain’t going to give one up, or if you have a young one that you thinks going to be the future, you’re not going to give that up either.”

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