NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants


An NFL executive tells Mike Sando of The Athletic that the Cowboys will likely use a lot of 11 personnel (three receivers) in 2020 after they came away from round one with Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb.

Dallas had no intention of taking a receiver,” the executive said. “Then the receiver who was arguably the top one in the class (CeeDee Lamb) falls to them. OK, they are going to be in 11 personnel a lot. It makes sense, them taking him.”

Sando also spoke with NFL executive, who believes Dallas’ 2020 draft class is among the best in the league.

“The only thing you can say about them is, a lot of guys they took are super talented,” the exec tells Sando. “[Trevon] Diggs was probably the third-best corner on the board. If you get the best out of him, you hit a grand slam. This draft to me is probably one of the best ones. When your owner is also the GM, you can take some risks.


An NFL executive tells Mike Sando of The Athletic that the biggest issues with the Eagles using a second-round pick on QB Jalen Hurts is the message it sends to those who criticize QB Carson Wentz

Even so, the executive doesn’t think it was a crazy pick for 

“The biggest problem with something like that is the message it sends to people who like to crush Carson Wentz,” an exec tells Sando. “That is a tough media market, so it sends a really weird message. But if you think about it, Carson Wentz has been hurt every year of his career. The backup quarterback is an important position, but to them it is critical because that person is going to have to come in and win you a couple of games. I don’t think it’s all that crazy.”

Regarding the idea of Hurts having a Taysom Hill-like role with the Eagles, a separate evaluator doesn’t think Hurts is ready for this. 

“What they are expecting is to maybe get the Taysom Hill contributions but I don’t think this kid is ready to do that,” the evaluator said. “He’s fast, but he is not 4.4 Taysom Hill fast and he is not 220 like Taysom Hill. People do not realize how legitimately big and fast and strong that guy is. This seemed like a luxury pick and too early to do that.”


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  1. Using a 2nd pick to pick a QB. I completely agree with the NFL exec. I think they got a statue of Folesout front, that Foles rode on the back of a free pass to the playoffs, a bye, and home field throughout, based on what Carson did. Nick gets a trophy, a statue, then they use a high pick to draft a QB. Do they think at all about what Carson thinks and how this all might effect him? We could have used A MUCH NEEDED DBACK A corner, or a linemen, a linebacker, ANYTHING that can make a difference starting early! No he will be on the bench watching Wentz. Great going. Hope this works out!! Everyone in this city is behind Carson. I talk to everyone. i know many ppl. Noone dislikes the guy Hurts, he might be a good player, but we have ours, take a Qb in the 5th or 6th.

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