NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins


  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that when LB Sean Lee returns, he will get his starting job back because he’s a “quarterback on the field.” (Ben Rogers)
  • Jones added that he expects LT Tyron Smith (stinger) to return this week after missing the last two games. (Todd Archer)
  • As for DT David Irving‘s absence, Jones mentioned that he’s dealing with a high-ankle sprain and they won’t rush him back. (Calvin Watkins)


Eagles RB Darren Sproles returned to game action on Monday and managed to score a touchdown.

“I don’t know, man,” Sproles said, via Pro Football Talk. “It just felt so good, man, just to get in there. To have a knee [injury] last year, then have a hamstring this year, it just felt great. It felt great to get in there.


  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Giants S Landon Collins will miss Week 14’s game with a shoulder injury and the team plans to evaluate his status moving forward.
  • According to Mike Garafolo, surgery is a “reasonable possibility” for Collins and it’s possible we may have seen the last of him this year.


Redskins QB Mark Sanchez told reporters that it was a “tall task” for him to step in after being with the team for just a few weeks.

“It was a tall task, no doubt,” Sanchez said, via Pro Football Talk. “But there’s no excuses to make, you just do your very best and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I was praying for an opportunity and I thank God for the opportunity, you just never want it under these circumstances. So with respect to Alex and Colt, I have to do my very best to play well, help rally this team and figure out a way to win. That’s the ultimate form of respect, I think, for those guys because your heart definitely breaks for them. They’re great competitors and great people. So you never want it under those circumstances, like I said, but you go out and you do your very best.”

  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that QB Colt McCoy had successful surgery on his fractured fibula and they don’t expect to place him on injured reserve in the hope he can play again this season.
  • According to Gruden, G Tony Bergstrom will be out for a bit with a high ankle sprain. (John Keim)
  • Redskins OLB Ryan Anderson is expected to miss one or two weeks with a hamstring injury. (JP Finlay)

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