NFL Notes: Cowboys, Jets, Rams & Seahawks


Cowboys’ executive vice president Stephen Jones said they’ve yet to hear anything from the NFL regarding DE DeMarcus Lawrence‘s appeal of his a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

They just kind of tell you when they tell you,” Jones said, via Todd Archer. “We obviously are aware of it. I mean, they’ve given us a warning because we know he’s up for suspension but how that comes out on appeal and all that … you have to plan for the worst and if it’s better than that, great.”


Second-year QB Bryce Petty considers the Jets’ decision to draft QB Christian Hackenberg in the second round to be a clear indication that they have “doubt” in his abilities.

They chose the dude for a reason… because they have a slight doubt about my capabilities,” Petty said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “So for that, I want to take that personal. But the thing is it doesn’t matter if it’s Year 2 that they pick a guy or Year 12 that they pick a guy. I’m going to have that same mentality. Every time they think I can’t do something, I’m going to take it personal.”



  • When asked about the status of his expiring contract, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said “everything is good” while adding “I’m under contract.” (Bob Condotta)
  • Carroll also said that he “absolutely” expects TE Jimmy Graham and RB Thomas Rawls to be ready for their regular season opener. (Adam Schefter)

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