NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Cowboys

  • Per ESPN’s Todd Archer, Cowboys LB Sean Lee confirmed that “I’m playing” in 2020, even if it’s not in Dallas. Lee is currently slated to be an unrestricted free agent. 
  • Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News writes that between new contract demands, a changing coaching staff and the presence of younger options behind him, Cowboys DT Maliek Collins likely plays somewhere besides Dallas in 2020. 

Eagles

The Eagles drafted CB Sidney Jones in the second round in 2017 understanding that he would need a redshirt season as a rookie to recover from a torn Achilles during the pre-draft process. However, after three years the Eagles are still waiting for Jones to take off. Jones was injured again in 2019 and was inconsistent when he came back. The Eagles benched him and kept him there even after flashes of improvement late in the season. It’s not guaranteed that Jones will be on the roster in Week 1 in 2020.  

“I do want to be back,” Jones said via the Athletic’s Zach Berman. “This is the team that drafted me. Very grateful for that. The vision hasn’t changed. Still the same mindset. A lot of changes are going to be made next year when it comes to this team.”

Giants

  • According to Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press, Giants OLB coach Bret Bielema has a “definite” interest in the head coaching vacancy at Michigan State.
  • Bielema, who was a head coach at Wisconsin and Arkansas previously, is reportedly eager to return to college football and the Big 10 in particular. 
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer mentions the Giants as a team that could be interested in Titans RB Dion Lewis if/when he’s released. 

Redskins

  • While the Redskins could save $12.5 million by cutting CB Josh Norman, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes it’s possible the two sides agree to a pay cut with the arrival of Norman’s former HC, Ron Rivera, to Washington.
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