NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants


From the outside, one of the perceived drawbacks with the Cowboys’ head coaching vacancy was the amount of involvement of team owner Jerry Jones in the team’s day-to-day operations. However, new HC Mike McCarthy said he was comfortable with the Jones family’s assurances during the interview process of how the team would be run with the team making collective “we decisions.” McCarthy has full control over his own coaching staff and will likely wield a lot of influence over the roster as well. 

“Just like Bill Parcells or any other head coach, he’ll be very involved,” Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “Matter of fact, I don’t want to put words in his mouth, but he said something like, ‘Looks like I’m going to have a bigger voice than I had in Green Bay in terms of how we go about building consensus.'”

  • Dallas will not retain director of strength and conditioning Mike Woicik, who spent the past nine seasons with the Cowboys. (Archer)


  • According to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are considering Hines Ward and Bobby Engram for their vacancy at WR coach. 
  • Both Ward and Engram are former NFL receivers. Ward was an offensive assistant for the Jets in 2019 while Engram moved from WR coach to TE coach with the Ravens this year. 


  • According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, offensive tackle is the most likely option for the Giants’ first-round pick at No. 4 overall. 
  • Vacchiano also expects the Giants to target a pass rusher in free agency, along with re-signing LB Markus Golden and DL Leonard Williams
  • Center is also a need for the Giants in free agency given starting C Jon Halapio‘s Achilles injury. 
  • Vacchiano says the Giants should keep OT Nate Solder and ask LB Alec Ogletree to take a pay cut to stay. 
  • The Giants will not retain defensive coaching assistants Bill McGovern and Gary Emanuel. (Ryan Dunleavy)

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