NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins



  • According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is expected to play on Sunday against the Packers barring a setback in practice this week. 
  • Gallup initially was scheduled for a limited practice Wednesday but felt better than he anticipated. 
  • Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence was limited in practice with a bone bruise in his leg. (Calvin Watkins)
  • Cowboys WR Amari Cooper has dealt with various foot and ankle injuries throughout the season, but says that he’s played through worse in college: “I’m fine. Healing up. I’m healthy enough to go out there and perform.” (Jon Machota)
  • Cowboys placed S Kavon Frazier on injured reserve. (NFLTR)
    Cowboys promoted Ventell Bryant to their active roster.
  • Cowboys signed S Josh Jones to their practice squad. (NFLTR)


Eagles CB Orlando Scandrick initially signed with Philadelphia this summer but did not make the final roster. Despite feeling like he still had football left in him, Scandrick knew that after four weeks out of football the odds were against him returning until Philadelphia was beset by injuries at the cornerback position and gave him a call.

“I feel like I wasn’t finished and I’m not finished,” Scandrick said via NBC Sports’ Dave Zangaro. “I’m excited that I get another opportunity to prove that I’m not finished.”

“I’m a realist here,” Scandrick added. “This is 12 years for me. I know nothing lasts forever…I just want to make the most of this opportunity. I want to leave it all out there and I want to do whatever I can to help this team win.”


  • Giants RB Saquon Barkley has made so much progress in his return from a high ankle sprain that HC Pat Shurmur wouldn’t rule him out from playing this week only 10 days after he suffered an injury that can take as much as eight weeks to recover from, per’s Matt Lombardo.
  • According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Barkley is still unlikely to play this week, but he’s aiming for next Thursday night’s game against the Patriots to return, though it’s still possible the Giants could play it safe and hold him out another game. 


  • According to the Athletic’s Ben Standig, Redskins TE Vernon Davis is in the concussion protocol. 
  • He joins Redskins TE Jordan Reed, who’s been in the protocol for weeks. 
  • Redskins QB Case Keenum had a walking boot on his foot at practice Wednesday. Colt McCoy and first-round rookie Dwayne Haskins took reps at quarterback. (JP Finlay)
  • Redskins third-round rookie WR Terry McLaurin returned to practice. (Finlay)
  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden said he’s going to wait until later in the week to finalize who the starting quarterback will be this week: “I have to see some things to make a decision. In my mind I have a pretty good plan, contrary to belief.” (Finlay)
  • Gruden added Keenum is still in a lot of discomfort and was experiencing pain Sunday, which contributed to his decision to bench him for Haskins. (John Keim)
  • Redskins promoted WR Cam Sims to their active roster. (NFLTR)
  • Redskins signed WR Darvin Kidsy to their practice squad.
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