NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

     

Cowboys

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:

Player Position School
Nyheim Hines RB North Carolina State
Ito Smith RB Southern Mississippi
Antonio Callaway WR Florida
Daurice Fountain WR Northern Iowa
D.J. Moore WR Maryland
Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
Courtland Sutton WR SMU
James Washington WR Oklahoma State
James Daniels OL Iowa
Desmond Harrison OL West Georgia
Cole Madison OL Washington State
Mike McGlinchey OL Notre Dame
Kolton Miller OL UCLA
Taven Bryan DT Florida
Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama
Vita Vea DT Washington
Arden Key DE LSU
Harold Landry DE Boston College
Breeland Speaks DE Mississippi
Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State
Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State
Terrell Edmunds S Virginia Tech
Tarvarius Moore S Southern Mississippi
Tracy Walker S Louisiana-Lafayette
Kyzir White S West Virginia

Eagles

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 Philly.com.For 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)

Giants

  •  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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