NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants



The Cowboys officially hosted 26 prospects for pre-draft visits during the draft process the past month or so. The full list, according to the Dallas Morning News, includes:

Nyheim HinesRBNorth Carolina State
Ito SmithRBSouthern Mississippi
Antonio CallawayWRFlorida
Daurice FountainWRNorthern Iowa
D.J. MooreWRMaryland
Calvin RidleyWRAlabama
Courtland SuttonWRSMU
James WashingtonWROklahoma State
James DanielsOLIowa
Desmond HarrisonOLWest Georgia
Cole MadisonOLWashington State
Mike McGlincheyOLNotre Dame
Kolton MillerOLUCLA
Taven BryanDTFlorida
Da’Ron PayneDTAlabama
Vita VeaDTWashington
Arden KeyDELSU
Harold LandryDEBoston College
Breeland SpeaksDEMississippi
Leighton Vander EschLBBoise State
Rashaan EvansLBAlabama
Darius LeonardLBSouth Carolina State
Terrell EdmundsSVirginia Tech
Tarvarius MooreSSouthern Mississippi
Tracy WalkerSLouisiana-Lafayette
Kyzir WhiteSWest Virginia


The Eagles lost LB Jordan Hicks for the season last year with a torn Achilles. Hicks told reporters recently that he fully expects to be a productive player for Philadelphia in 2018 now that he’s healthy.

“When I’m out there, I’m productive,” Hicks said, via me, it’s stay healthy, play your game, and let it happen. I don’t have a problem or any question in my mind that if I’m healthy, I’m going to be productive. It’s just a matter of staying on the field.

  • Regarding the team’s No. 32 overall pick, Eagles GM Howie Roseman said: “We’re open for business.” (Jeff McLane)
  • It’s worth mentioning that the Eagles are currently without second- and third-round picks, it a trade out of round one is something to watch.
  • As for the team’s decision to recently cut CB Daryl Worley following his arrest, Roseman said: “We did a lot of legwork on it. It’s hard to predict incidents like this. But we did do a lot of background on him and we had background from 2016. We just felt like, going forward, this was best interest of our football team.” (Zach Berman)


  •  On Thursday, Giants GM Dave Gettleman was asked how close they are to a final decision regarding their No. 2 overall pick: “You can’t close your mind. You don’t know what’s gonna happen. Listen, we’ll know when we know. I’m not making any decisions before that.” (Art Stapleton)
  • Gettleman reiterated that drafting the wrong quarterback is a “five-year mistake“: “When you miss on a QB, you screw the franchise for five years. It’s a five year mistake. If you ask the right questions, you’ll get the right answer.” (Matt Lombardo)
  • Gettleman spoke very highly of Penn State RB Saquon Barkley: “He’s a tremendous talent. He’s one of those guys my mother could have scouted. She could’ve figured it out.” (Ralph Vacchiano)
  • According to Gettleman, they’re “open to everything” when it comes to trading out of the No. 2 pick. “We’ve had calls.” (Matt Lombardo)
  • As for WR Odell Beckham Jr., Gettleman said: “He’s on our football team. He’s a valued member of our football team.” (Matt Lombardo)
  • Regarding the possibility of trading up, Gettleman said: “I have no intention of trading future draft picks to move up in this draft. None.” (Matt Lombardo)
  • Kimberly A. Martin reports that WR Brandon Marshall actually agreed to a pay cut to be back with the Giants before they released him on Thursday.
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