- According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Cowboys S Xavier Woods is expected to miss four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain.
- NFL Media’s Jane Slater reports the Cowboys aren’t interested in trading for Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey.
- Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said “there’s not a big difference” between the team and representatives for QB Dak Prescott in contract negotiations: “We’re already up there in rare air in terms of where the money is.” (Machota)
- However, Dallas apparently hasn’t offered Prescott more than the four-year, $134 million with $110 million guaranteed deal that the Rams gave QB Jared Goff: “I wouldn’t say it’s fair to say that. Any time you get in that top-five area, you think a lot of somebody.”
- Cowboys DE Robert Quinn‘s two-game suspension ended this week and HC Jason Garrett is excited for Quinn to juice up Dallas’ 28th-ranked pass rush: “He’s a really good player. He’s a very good pass rusher. He’s demonstrated that throughout his career, and he’s a really willing run defender.”
- Per 94WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks, Eagles HC Doug Pederson said it was a possibility both Eagles WRs DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery could miss Week 3: “It’s day to day with these guys and we’re going to continue to rehab these guys this week and see where they’re at. I’m not going to commit right now to (them playing in Week 3) because I want to make sure they put in a full week of practice before we make that determination.”
- According to NJ.com’s Mike Kaye, the Eagles could consider current free agents Jordan Matthews, Deonte Thompson, Bruce Ellington, Dez Bryant, Michael Floyd or Aldrick Robinson as short-term reinforcements at wide receiver.
- Philadelphia could also promote either Greg Ward or Marcus Green from the practice squad.
- According to CBS Sports’ Joel Corry, Giants QB Eli Manning has a no-trade clause in his contract that he would need to waive if New York wanted to deal him.
- ESPN’s Chris Mortensen doesn’t believe Manning would want to play for a different team at this point in his career despite losing the starting job to first-round QB Daniel Jones.
Redskins HC Jay Gruden pushed back against a report that he didn’t like RB Adrian Peterson‘s “north-south” running style. Gruden deactivated Peterson in Week 1 because the plan was to make Derrius Guice the feature back and Peterson didn’t play special teams. However, Peterson was active and starting for the Redskins in Week 2 following Guice’s injury, which Gruden said he was completely comfortable with.
“You want north-south running backs. I don’t think you want east-west backs, that’s for sure,” Gruden said via NBC Sports’ Ethan Cadeaux. “[Peterson] is a north-south runner. . . . When he gets going north-south, what that does is creates a physical mentality for our offense. Our linemen love it, and it opens up our play-action passes. We do love north-south backs.”
However, Gruden acknowledged that Peterson’s skillset presented certain limitations the team has to work around.
“What that does, sometimes, ya know it’s hard when he’s in the game,” Gruden said. “Like yesterday we were in 11 personnel and they put base on the field and said ‘heck you’re just not going to run it’ and you know we had to throw it.”