NFC East Notes: Amari Cooper, Cowboys, Giants

     

Amari Cooper

Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said there is no “buyers remorse” in regards to acquiring WR Amari Cooper.

I don’t think there is any buyers remorse there,” Jones said, via Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram. “I think we are really pleased we made that move. But as Jerry said it’s painful to go through a draft without a No. 1 pick. We have looked at each other before and said we would never do that again. But certainly, after we have gone through the receivers and looked at that. I think we are very happy with where we have ended up in terms of what we could get at our pick in terms of a receiver or any other player in terms of what we ended up with Amari.”

Cowboys

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones mentioned that they’re looking for a backup running back to Ezekiel Elliott.

“At the end of the day you worry about what you do if Zeke’s not 100 percent,” Jones said of adding a backup, via the Dallas Morning News. “You want to get him as many touches as you can, but it’s also a long season. We’re obviously going to be looking, whether we get it done in the draft or whether we get it done in free agency.

  • The Cowboys hosted a number of safeties for pre-draft visits including Mississippi State’s Johnathan Abram, Florida’s Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Boston College’s Will Harris, Washington’s Taylor Rapp, Virginia’s Juan Thornhill and Michigan State’s Khari Willis. (Jon Machota)
  • As for being without a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team is “operating without a net” given they usually find a player who can contribute immediately with their first pick: “I think you’re operating without a net a little bit, by not being able to have made with that first round someone you hope gives you a contribution in the first year. If you start going into the second pick with a real question mark as to this coming year’s contribution, I think logic would dictate for me slowing down a little bit there.

Giants

  • Giants GM Dave Gettleman told reporters that Eli Manning proved last year he still has “plenty left” in him: “We went into last year thinking that Eli had plenty left, and he proved it.” (Matt Lombardo)

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Hey! Guy Lombardo….. You keep singing “A NEW MANNING YEAR!” Yet! It always seems to be the same ‘ole “LOSING AULD LANG SYNE!” The GMEN just traded away Elisha Manning’s security blanket and their only true deep threat in OBJ. Adding Golden Tate was a plus. But! Shallow crossing routes, check downs and large doses of rushing is NOT the formula to winning in the current NFL. GMEN opponents in 2019 and beyond will look to stop the main option Barkley, forcing Elisha to throw under duress. And we all now the results when that happens. Look at the Cowpokes.… Read more »