NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants


Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said former LB Rolando McClain, who wants to make a comeback to the NFL, said the linebacker must “work on his off the field situations” before returning to the league.

No, we really don’t comment on those. It obviously is what it is,” said Jones, via Mark Lane of WFAA Sports. “Rolando has got to work on his off the field situations before he can even begin to think about being a productive player on the field. And I certainly know he’s on that journey. We certainly wish him the best. But the league policies are what they are. We certainly know that we’re accountable to them as is Rolando. I think that was a settlement that is final. Certainly hope that Rolando is focused on getting himself better and ultimately gets himself in a good situation first in terms of the things that he’s battling off the field.

The Cowboys still hold the rights to McClain after they placed him on the reserve/did-not-report list a few years ago. 


Eagles second-round RB Miles Sanders said there is a lot of competition in the running back’s group and expects the team to “spread out” their carries. 

It’s definitely going to be competitive. That’s what I like about rooms likes this. It was like this at Penn State. It was a very talented running back room. But I’m just used to that stuff: competing and making each other better. Nobody’s really going to be the star running back, I think,” said Sanders, via Jelani Scott of “I think the ball’s going to be spread out a lot, and that’s what I kind of like, too.”

Sanders added that “everybody’s getting a touch” this season and is willing to be a team player. 

Everybody’s getting a touch in the game and then just affecting the game in any type of way. So, I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win.


New Giants WR Golden Tate believed they have two good options at quarterback between Eli Manning and first-round pick Daniel Jones.

“What I can I see, Eli Manning’s got a lot of juice left,” Tate said, via’s still got some zip on his passes.

“I’ve been impressed. I think we have a really good problem. We’ve got a Hall of Fame-type of quarterback in my mind, and we also drafted a guy, a young guy, so we don’t need Daniel to come in and save the day. We just need Daniel to stay on pace, learn as much as he possibly can in a great environment and just take it day by day. We don’t need him to come in tomorrow and win a game. We just need him to stay on pace. I think that’s good news in my mind.

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