NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins


  • Alber Breer reports that the Cowboys believe QB Dak Prescott will be even better without WR Dez Bryant this year.
  • According to Breer, the Cowboys plan to have Prescott play to strengths more without Bryant and play the position like a point guard does—seeing the field, and throwing to the open guy, as opposed to having to keep Bryant engaged in their offense.
  • Although Tavon Austin is listed by the Cowboys as a running back, WRs coach Sanjay Lal said that Austin has been attending meetings with the receivers group. (Ed Werder)


Eagles RB Jay Ajayi mentions that he considers himself “a workhorse running back” and would like the opportunity to handle that role this season.

“Obviously, things have gotten a little shaken up in our room,” Ajayi said, via Jeff McLane of “I’m excited to get into that lead role, do what’s needed of me and just go bull. It was kind of a year and a half removed from being ‘the guy.’ So I’m excited to kind of get back in that role and showcase again to the world what I can do.”



Redskins WR Josh Doctson said he is more confident now that he completed a full season in the NFL last year after appearing in just two games during his rookie year in 2016.

It’s just being comfortable, man. Like I said, just being built on trusting myself. That’s the biggest thing; the confidence level,” said Doctson, via John Keim of ESPN.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said that TE Jordan Reed is still recovering from offseason toe surgery but has worked out in agility drills during Wednesday’s OTAs.

You know, he’s been working hard with the trainers now. He might not have been out on the field every day that you guys have been here, but he’s been here,” said Gruden, via Keim. “His attendance has been excellent. His rehab schedule is on track to being ready, and I like where he’s at. His upper body strength is great. I think he’s on track to be there for training camp. We’ll wait and see.

  • Keim notes that Redskins DE Jonathan Allenhas looked good this spring” after missing 11 games last season due to a Lisfranc injury.

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