NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins


  • Per ESPN’s Josina Anderson, new Cowboys DT Gerald McCoy says he’s excited to join Dallas and was a fan of the team growing up in Oklahoma. It also gives him a chance to be close to his son who is attending OU: “I truly believe we’re going to have a great season. We have all the pieces to win.”
  • Cowboys S Darian Thompson‘s two-year, $2.5 million deal includes a $200,000 signing bonus, base salaries of $1 million and $1.1 million, up to $100,000 in per-game active roster bonuses, a $250,000 playing-time base escalator and a $50,000 workout bonus. (Wilson)
  • Cowboys LB Sean Lee‘s one-year, $4.5 million deal includes a $1 million signing bonus, $2 million base salary with $1 million guaranteed, per-game active roster bonuses of $46,875 each, per-game 55-man roster bonuses of $48,875 each and up to $2 million in a playing-time incentive. (Wilson)
  • McCoy’s three-year, $18.3 million deal includes a $3 million signing bonus, and base salaries of $2.5 million (guaranteed) and $5 million in the first two years. (Wilson)
  • McCoy also has annual $750,000 per-game active roster bonuses, an annual $750,000 incentive and an annual $250,000 base workout de-escalator. (Wilson)


  • Per Pro Football Talk, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Eagles were also involved in trade talks with the Texans for WR DeAndre Hopkins but backed out because they weren’t willing to meet Houston’s asking price or Hopkins’ request for a new contract.
  • The Eagles were one of the teams to kick the tires on CB Trae Waynes before he signed a three-year, $42 million deal with the Bengals. (Darren Wolfson)
  • Eagles DT Javon Hargrave‘s three-year $39 million deal includes an $11.75 million signing bonus along with base salaries of $1 million guaranteed, $12.75 million guaranteed and $12.75 million. Hargrave also has a $250,000 workout bonus in 2020. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Eagles will have a meeting via FaceTime with Cincinnati TE Josiah Deguara. (Andrew DiCecco)


  •’s Art Stapleton mentions LBs Jordan Jenkins, Markus Golden and Devon Kennard as free-agent options for New York to address its pass rush. 
  • Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Giants CB James Bradberry‘s three-year $45 million deal includes base salaries of $3.9 million (2020), $13.9 million (2021) and $13.4 million (2022). Bradberry has a $12 million roster bonus due March 23 and an annual $500,000 Pro Bowl incentive.
  • Bradberry’s base in 2020 and 2021 is guaranteed, while $2 million of his 2022 base is guaranteed for injury at signing and becomes fully guaranteed in 2022. 
  • Giants TE Levine Toilolo‘s two-year, $6.2 million deal includes base salaries of $1.225 million guaranteed and $2.925 million. Toilolo also has a $2 million roster bonus on March 23. (Wilson)
  • Giants LB David Mayo‘s three-year, $8.4 million deal includes base salaries of $1.5 million (gtd), $2.25 million and $2.5 million. Mayo’s 2020 base is guaranteed and he also has a $2 million roster bonus the first day of the 2020 league year. Mayo can make up to $500,000 in playing-time incentives in 2020-21. (Wilson)
  • Giants WR Cody Core‘s two-year, $4 million deal includes base salaries of $950,000 and $1.45 million, a $1 million roster bonus on March 23, a $500,000 roster bonus on the third day of the 2021 league year and an annual $350,000 incentive for receptions. (Wilson)


  • ESPN’s Josina Anderson says the Redskins discussed a trade for QB Cam Newton but talks did not rise to the level of definite interest. Washington is in wait-and-see mode for now given they also like their young quarterbacks. 
  • Anderson notes the Redskins don’t believe Newton’s foot would be an issue. 

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