NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Cowboys

Cowboys WR Allen Hurns says he is about “90 percent” after suffering a dislocated ankle and broken fibula and could practice now but it would still be tough for him to take part in back-to-back workouts. 

“I still get a little cringy thinking about it, but you know what’s surprising going through that? It wasn’t like the worst pain in my life,” Hurns said, via ESPN.com. “I was more freaked out about my ankle facing another way, but it was crazy for sure. Especially I had to stay off social media with everybody tagging me and things like that showing me the videos. I try not to watch it.”

Eagles

Eagles QB Carson Wentz called his four-year, $128 million extension a “win-win” for both sides. 

“It’s something both sides wanted to get done. I knew I wanted this to be home for a long time, and ever since being drafted, it’s felt like home,” Wentz said via ESPN. “So as soon as we found something that was a win-win, a really fair opportunity, I jumped at it, just because I love this place and I want to be here for a while, so I felt it was a good time.”

Wentz’s deal comes in underneath the $140 million bar set for quarterbacks recently by Russell Wilson, which will also likely be passed by other quarterback deals in the next four years. Wentz says he’s content, however. 

“You can play the ‘what-if game’ a million different ways — and I don’t get too caught up in that — we talked through it, we talked through it, wanted to reach something that was fair both for me and my family, but also for this team, this organization for the future, and I don’t think I’ll have any regrets,” Wentz said.

  • Eagles second-round RB Miles Sanders was held out of minicamp, meaning he’ll miss the entire spring, per HC Doug Pederson: “It’s hurts a little bit that he isn’t getting the physical reps but he is getting plenty of mental reps.” (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
  • Eagles CB Ronald Darby took part in individual drills as he continues his return from a torn ACL. (Mike Kaye)
  • The Eagles parted ways with head team physician Stephen Stache and hired Arsh Dhanota as chief medical officer. (Jeff McLane)

Giants

  • Per Matt Lombardo, Giants HC Pat Shurmur says he expects to have TE Evan Engram back for training camp. 
  • Shurmur said rookie QB Daniel Jones is “on track to be able to get himself ready to play Week 1.” (Ryan Dunleavy)
  • Shurmur hinted at a potential quarterback competition between Jones and QB Eli Manning: “We’re going to play the very best player. I know we’re dancing around the words here, but right now Eli is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play. We’ll just see what happens.” (Ralph Vacchiano

Redskins

  • Per NBC Sports’ J.P. Finlay, the Redskins still want to move OL Ereck Flowers to guard but have been forced to play him at offensive tackle because of injuries and absences. 
  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden said they’ve been challenging first-round QB Dwayne Haskins this spring: “Long way to go but I like where he’s at.” (John Keim)
  • Gruden added he “can’t promise” WR Josh Doctson will get a lot of opportunities to prove himself given the additions at wide receiver. (Finlay)

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