NFC East Notes: Cowboys, DeMarcus Lawrence, Redskins


Regarding David Irving‘s comments about Jason Garrett being “uncomfortable” around people of color, former Cowboys S Darren Woodson called Irving’s comments “ridiculous.”

That’s ridiculous. … I don’t even want to spend the time talking about David Irving and those comments,” Woodson said, via 105.3 The Fan. “Listen, I’ve known Jason Garrett since 1993, and have become good friends with he and his wife. I know the family, not only Jason, but his father, his brother. … It’s just hard to swallow these shots going his way when I know the man’s heart, and I know who he is as a person. For people to take shots at him, I don’t care if it’s a current player or former player, I know who Jason Garrett is. I know the man, and I’m a firm believer in him, and have a ton of confidence in him.

  • Nebraska RB Devine Ozigbo visited the Cowboys on Friday. (Josh Norris)

DeMarcus Lawrence

  • Todd Archer reports that the key breakthrough in negotiations between the Cowboys and franchise DE DeMarcus Lawrence came Thursday when executive VP Stephen Jones and Lawrence talked on the phone directly and were able to listen to each other’s side.
  • The two parties ultimately agreed to a five-year, $105-million contract that will pay Lawrence $31.1 million in the first year.


  • Ben Standig reports that the Redskins are hosting West Virginia QB Will Grier and Kansas State OL Dalton Risner for official visits. 
  • Memphis OT Brandon Murphy had a private workout with the Redskins on Thursday. (Aaron Wilson)

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