NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants



Cowboys CB Byron Jones says he’s targeting a return by training camp from a hip injury and plans to be ready to play during the preseason instead of starting on the PUP list. 

“Overall, rehab is going well. Working on it every day. I’m starting to do lower-body lifts,” Jones said via Nick Eastman of the official team website. “The frustrating part is I want to go, and I feel I can run. But I have to listen to the [athletic trainers], and so I’m taking my time, being patient and just doing what they’re telling me to do.”


  • According to’s Zack Rosenblatt, the potential candidates the Eagles could use to replace Joe Douglas as the head of their scouting department include Andrew Berry, Andy Weidl or Brian Gaine
  • Berry was hired away from the Browns in February, where he worked as their vice president of player personnel, the same position Douglas held with the Eagles. 
  • Weidl would receive consideration if he doesn’t leave to join Douglas with the Jets. 


The Giants held TE Evan Engram out of mandatory minicamp with an unspecified injury, but Engram says the decision was “not my choice, 100 percent.”

“I’m good,” Engram said via Ryan Dunleavy of “I’m just being smart. I don’t really need anything crazy right now. I’m still just trying to be healthy for the summer and be ready for camp.”

Engram participated in voluntary OTA’s before minicamp and could practice again in the Giants’ final voluntary session before breaking until training camp. 

“Just the Giants being a little precautious,” Engram said. “Since Day One, anything, they are going to be smart with, especially in the offseason.” 

  • Though GM Dave Gettleman didn’t reach out, former Giants S Landon Collins said the team owner, John Mara, called him after he signed with the Redskins: “He said ‘I wish things had worked out.’ He was happy for me. It was all love.” (Ralph Vacchiano)

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