NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins



  • Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said WR Amari Cooper, G Zack Martin and LB Jaylon Smith would all return to practice Monday, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. 
  • Cooper said he feels good about being able to play against the Giants Week 1 as he deals with plantar fasciitis: “I didn’t feel any pain today. But then again, I didn’t do everything that I’ll do in a game.” (Michael Gehlken)
  • Cowboys released LB Rolando McClain. (NFLTR)
  • Cowboys placed OL Connor McGovern on injured reserve. (NFLTR)
  • Cowboys promoted RB Jordan Chunn to their active roster. 
  • Cowboys signed 10 players to their practice squad. (NFLTR)



  • Per’s Matt Lombardo, Giants HC Pat Shurmur says keeping Alex Tanney as the third quarterback was good for the chemistry of the quarterback room: “I think it’s best for us to keep three quarterbacks and for the best chemistry of our room. Dave [Gettleman] agrees. That’s why we did it.”
  • Giants signed TE Eric Tomlinson. (NFLTR)
  • Giants placed CB Sam Beal on injured reserve. 
  • Giants traded LB B.J. Goodson to the Packers. (NFLTR)
  • Giants signed LB David Mayo. (NFLTR)


Depending on how he does in 2019, Redskins OC Kevin O’Connell has been pegged by some as a coach on the rise and a potential candidate for a head coaching job in the near future. O’Connell was a backup quarterback for several teams including the Patriots and Jets and was pegged as a future coach during his playing days.

“It starts as a joke—‘Forget this playing stuff, maybe it’s time you grab a whistle and a headset, and really start helping us out,’” O’Connell said via Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. “And you laugh about it at first. But then all of a sudden, you start thinking that could be a career path for you post-playing. And when I started coaching, I was kind of in that one-year-out-of-football mode, like maybe I could keep training and see if I could get into a camp somewhere, and maybe get lucky. Or I could make the decision to turn the page and do everything I could to make this a profession that worked for me. I knew I had a passion for it, I knew I would enjoy it.”

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