NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins



  • According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys P Chris Jones played through a sports hernia injury in 2019. 
  • Gehlken mentions Rams K Greg Zuerlein as a potential free-agent option for the Cowboys this offseason. Dallas could also look at Packers K Mason Crosby and LS Aaron DePaola to bolster the special teams unit. 
  • The Cowboys hired former ST coordinator Keith O’Quinn as an advance scout. (Gehlken)




  • NBC Sports’ JP Finlay points out that it’s unlikely Redskins LT Trent Williams plays this season unless his contract is addressed. Williams is set to make $15 million, but none of it is guaranteed, which played a role in his dispute with the team in 2019. 
  • While Williams and new HC Ron Rivera have talked, which is a notable thawing in the relationship between the veteran and the team, Finlay says Washington still might be reluctant to offer too much in guarantees to a 32-year-old tackle who hasn’t played since 2018 and hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2013.
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer notes the Redskins are still expected to release TE Jordan Reed but will need to handle it differently because of his injury situation. 
  • Washington is able to release Reed even though he’s still in the concussion protocol. If not cleared to play in 2020, he would be eligible for a $1.2 million injury protection benefit as provided by the current CBA, as well as whatever injury guarantees are in his contract. (Finlay)
  • Jason La Canfora writes that if the Redskins can’t get LT Trent Williams to agree to an extension, it would make sense for them to honor his trade request, as they should be able to get at least two second-round picks for him.
  • La Canfora believes Washington would be best served declining RB Adrian Peterson‘s option and even trade Derrius Guice if they can find a trade partner for him.
  • As for free agent G Brandon Scherff, La Canfora mentions that the Redskins should franchise him.
  • Another trade candidate for the Redskins is CB Quinton Dunbar. La Canfora says that if an extension isn’t in the cards, Washington should trade Dunbar now.
  • La Canfora also recommends trading either Ryan Kerrigan or Ryan Anderson this offseason if they’re set on taking Chase Young at No. 2 overall.
  • While Young could be a generational pass rusher, La Canfora thinks it makes the most sense for the Redskins to auction off the No. 2 pick if they can get a huge return.
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