NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins


Cowboys K Brett Maher didn’t cost Dallas a win on Sunday against the Packers. But his two missed field goals contributed to a loss in an NFC heavyweight showdown. Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said the team still has confidence in MAher and isn’t considering any changes. 

“He’s made a lot of big kicks for us, and we believe he can make big kicks for us again,” Garrett said via the Athletic’s Jon Machota. “Unfortunately, he missed a couple for us (against Green Bay) that were important in the game. But you learn from those experiences, and you move forward. Again, he’s done it for us in the past, and we believe that he can do it for us again in the future.”

“Everything is correctable,” Maher agreed. “Just getting back at it and going one-for-one the next time I go out there.”

  • After some Saints players said they looked at Cowboys OC Kellen Moore‘s tape at Boise State for clues that helped them hold Dallas to 10 points a few weeks ago, Moore said it would be news to him: “We’re trying to figure out which ones they found. We don’t do a single thing the same way so … That was a good one though.” (Todd Archer)



  • According to’s Art Stapleton, the Giants are one of four teams that have expressed interest in free-agent LB Deone Bucannon, recently released by the Buccaneers. 
  • Giants waived QB Alex Tanney. (NFLTR)
  • Giants promoted RB Austin Walter to their active roster. 


  • According to ESPN’s John Keim, Redskins TE Vernon Davis practiced for the second straight day. Davis had been in the concussion protocol.
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes that it would likely take a team swooping in with an offer like a first and second-round pick for the Redskins to give up LT Trent Williams
  • Breer mentions the Browns and the Patriots as the only two teams he could see doing that. 
  • Washington announced it promoted Phil Rauscher to offensive line coach and hired Aaron Stamn as an offensive assistant. (Twitter)

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