NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants


  • On Thursday, Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said he plans for OC Kellen Moore to be the team’s play-caller. McCarthy added that they will keep the offense’s terminology the same with him learning their current language. (Michael Gehlken)
  • As for the defensive, McCarthy said the defensive system will change but they will maintain a four-man front. (Calvin Watkins)
  • McCarthy announced that former Packers CB Al Harris will join his staff as a defensive backs coach. (Todd Archer)
  • McCarthy also plans to interview Leon Lett for a possible return. (Michael Gehlken)
  • According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Cowboys G Zack Martin had surgery to clean out his ankle on Tuesday. Martin is expected to be ready for OTA’s and won’t need other surgeries to deal with back and elbow injuries he suffered in 2019. 


Injuries were a big reason why the Eagles weren’t able to live up to preseason Super Bowl hype, and one of the biggest injuries was losing signature free-agent acquisition DT Malik Jackson in the season opener. Jackson suffered a Lisfranc injury that knocked him out for 2019, but he said he expects to be fully healthy between April and June. 

“Malik Jackson was a big loss for us,” Eagles GM Howie Roseman said, via Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice. “This is a guy who didn’t miss a game in eight years, and then 30-some-odd plays into his Eagles career was down, and that was a guy we were really excited about.”


  • According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants are expected to decide on their next offensive coordinator soon, with former Cowboys HC Jason Garrett and former Browns HC Freddie Kitchens the two frontrunners. 
  • Vacchiano mentions former Redskins interim HC Bill Callahan is a possible candidate to join the Giants as an OL coach, but there is potentially some friction between him and Garrett. 
  • Vacchiano also says the Giants could consider former Dolphins OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo.

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