NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins



  • Todd Archer of ESPN writes that signing DE DeMarcus Lawrence to a long-term deal is a “no-brainer” for the Cowboys. 
  • Archer believes Lawrence’s next contract could come out to a five-year, $100 million contract with $60 million guaranteed and a $30 million signing bonus. 


  • Tom Pelissero of NFL Media mentions that Nick Foles would immediately sign a franchise tag if the Eagles elected to use it on him. 
  • High ranking executives tell Pelissero they believe the Eagles would be able to get around a third-round pick in a trade for Foles. 
  • Albert Breer doesn’t think the Eagles will be able to get more than a second- or third-round pick for Foles in a trade. 


An NFL source tells Ralph Vacchiano of SNY that it would be surprising if the Giants didn’t draft a quarterback in the first two rounds this year.

“It’s still early, but obviously they’re looking hard at the quarterbacks in the draft,” a source familiar with the Giants’ plans tells Vacchiano. “At this point, it would be a surprise if they didn’t take one in the first two rounds.”

Some of the quarterbacks who could be selected in the first two rounds include Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins, Missouri’s Drew Lock, Duke’s Daniel Jones, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s Will Grier.


  • JP Finlay of NBC Washington runs through a few obvious reasons why the Redskins won’t end up with Nick Foles as their quarterback this offseason. 
  • The first of which is the simple fact that they can’t afford Foles, given that Alex Smith and Colt McCoy account for $24 million of their salary cap. Foles will likely command a salary of $20 million or more, so there isn’t room to fit that kind of salary in. 
  • The Eagles are reportedly considering tag-and-trade scenarios involving Foles and are unlikely to trade him to a division rival, according to Finlay. 
  • Finlay says that there are some within the Redskins’ organization who still wonder if Smith could return for the 2020 season. 
  • Finlay says that the more likely outcome for Washington is that they look to draft a quarterback this year. 

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