- Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News notes that rookie QB Mike White has been working as the No. 3 QB behind Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush in offseason workouts.
- According to Machota, Dallas may decide to go with Rush as their backup quarterback, given that he has a full NFL season under his belt and buy White some more time to get acclimated.
- Machota says the team’s receiver production is wide open, but he doesn’t think Dallas will have a 1,000-yard player this year at the position. Instead, Machota believes the top Cowboys’ receiver may total around 800 yards and 6-8 touchdowns.
- As for rookie WR Michael Gallup, Machota predicts he’ll finish the year with 450 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Last week, Eagles QB Carson Wentz was able to take part in the team’s OTAs and actually looked pretty good in terms of his mobility.
Former Chargers physician David Chao writes that it was good to see Wentz out there, but he cautions that it’s still too early to say whether he’ll be ready for the start of the 2018 season.
“As we analyze some of the limited video, he does move well but he never fully extends his knee, does not fully transfer weight or step into throws,” Chao writes. “He also occasionally crow hops before throws, as shown in multiple videos here.
“He demonstrates considerable arm strength by making the throws without help from his lower body. That works fine in drills, but he will need more for game situations.”
Chao adds: “Wentz looks great. He is on track, but he is far from there yet.”
- While Saquon Barkley was a productive kick return at Penn State, Matt Lombardo mentions that the Giants have plenty of players who could handle return duties for this year including Cody Latimer, Hunter Sharp, Wayne Gallman, and Sterling Shepard.
- Lombardo expects the Giants’ offensive line to be Nate Solder (LT), Will Hernandez (LG), Brett Jones (C), Patrick Omameh (RG) and Ereck Flowers (RT).
- At outside linebacker in the Giants’ new 3-4 scheme, Lombardo thinks rookie Lorenzo Carter has a “legitimate chance” to start for New York opposite of Olivier Vernon.
- If the price is right, Lombardo could see Mychal Kendricks being an option for the Giants to start next to Alec Ogletree.
- Lombardo says that Davis Webb has been the standout among the quarterbacks in the few practices that have been open to the media so far.
- As for the No. 3 receiver job, Lombardo considers Cody Latimer to be the Giants best option.