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NFL Notes: Los Angeles, Cowboys & Dolphins

Los Angeles

Raiders owner Mark Davis and Chargers owner Dean Spanos met with mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and other political figures on Tuesday to discuss the possible deal on a shared stadium. A spokesman for Garcetti confirmed the meeting and said the mayor, “would welcome a team anywhere in the Los Angeles area.”

While Mayor Garcetti frequently meets with companies looking to do business in Los Angeles, we are mindful that the Chargers, Raiders and Rams are still actively discussing stadium deals in their current cities and the NFL has not yet approved a team moving,” said city official Jeff Millman.

Cowboys

RB coach Gary Brown could not label a starting running back for the team at this point in time. Current candidates include:  Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar.

We’re very confident in what we have,” Brown said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “We got some very good football players. With the addition of Darren it’s going to be a nice group. I can’t say who is going to be the lead dog right now, but those guys are going to compete and we’re going to do what’s necessary to win games. I think we have three capable guys who can go out and do what we need to do. I’m not concerned about it at all.

OC Scott Linehan went on to say that carries could be split between two, or all three of the players.

I just think that we have a complementary backfield,” said Linehan. “They’re going to spread out the carries. Some games are going to be different than others. Maybe one guy is going to have more in one game than the other or maybe sometimes two guys are going to split the carries, sometimes it’s going to be three. Again, it’s to be determined. It is a bit rare to have the one guy carry all the load. I tip my hat to DeMarco for being able to do it. But these other guys have different roles now that he’s gone. We’re going to have someone step up, and I know they’re excited about it.

Dolphins