NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

     

Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters on Saturday that QB Dak Prescott is eventually “going to get his extraordinary contract” at some point.

As of now, the Cowboys have him at, arguably, the best bargain price in the entire NFL and Jones says this is something they need to take advantage of while they still can.

“He’s going to get his extraordinary contract,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But while we can put the team together and take advantage when he is on this contract right now, we’ve got to be real astute to maximize that advantage.

Until that happens, Prescott will continue to count for less than $1 million per year — and Jones knows that the team needs to be smart about having so much extra salary cap space.

  • According to Mike Jurecki, there was some chatter at the Combine about Dez Bryant‘s says being number in Dallas.
  • It’s worth mentioning that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said recently that he expects Bryant to back with the team in 2018. (NFLTR)

Eagles

  • According to Peter King of TheMMQB.com, the Eagles have at least one respectable trade offer for QB Nick Foles. King believes it would likely require at least a similar package to the first- and fourth-round picks the Eagles got for QB Sam Bradford a few years ago to move on from Foles. King admits Philadelphia is unlikely to get this kind of return for Foles.
  • According to Geoff Mosher of FanragSports, an AFC team offered the Eagles a second-round pick for Foles earlier this offseason.
  • Chris Mortensen reports that the Eagles have fielded more than one inquiry for Foles but not solicited offers from teams. Mortensen agrees that it would take more than first- and fourth-round picks they got for Bradford to move Foles.
  • As for some of their free agents, King mentions that they expect to lose DT Beau Allen, LB Nigel Bradham and TE Trey Burton in free agency. Although, the Eagles would like to retain DE Chris Long.
  • Wake Forest DB Jessie Bates had a formal meeting with the Eagles Sunday night. (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
  • The Eagles hiring North Carolina’s Gunter Brewer as their new WRs coach. (Inside Carolina)
  • Jeff McLane reports that the Eagles have agreed to terms with CFL Eskimos OC Carson Walch to be their assistant WRs coach.

Giants

  • According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, “the pendulum is swinging away” from the Giants taking a quarterback at No. 2 overall.
  • Instead, Raanan says that the possibility of the Giants drafting Penn State RB Saquon Barkley or Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson is “even greater now than last week.”
  • Raanan points out that part of this is due to the fact that all of the quarterbacks come with concerns of their own.
  • A source with knowledge of the Giants’ thinking tells Raanan that they believe New York could have five new starting offensive linemen next year.
  • If the price is right, Raanan says that Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg could re-sign with the Giants. However, D.J. Fluker returning is considered “more of a long shot.”
  • The Giants would like to re-sign RB Orleans Darkwa, but it also depends on the price.
  • One potential free agent target, according to Raanan, could be Dolphins D Michael Thomas, who is a respected special teams captain.

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