NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins



Cowboys DC Kris Richard says they focused on addressing their run defense issues this week and feel like they’ve got things corrected. 

We have men of great character and when we have an issue, we bring them in and we show them and everybody has an understanding of what we need to do,” Richard said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We handled it like men. So the issues have been addressed. We see it, we know it and now we have to do everything in our power to make sure that they don’t arise again.”

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said they expect to have starting tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins back in Week 6: “It’s down to today and it even could be as late as tomorrow before we will know. I think it’s safe to say we’ll get half of them one way or another.” (Jon Machota)
  • The Dallas Cowboys officially list WR Randall Cobb (hip, back), T La’el Collins (knee), T Tyron Smith (ankle) as questionable for Week 6.



  • The Giants’ team doctor tells Andrea Kremer that RB Saquon Barkley is doing “quite well” but still dealing with some residual soreness that they want to let get better. 
  • According to Kremer, Barkley should be good to go for the Giants’ Week 7 matchup with the Cardinals. 
  • Regarding Barkley’s status for Week 7, Giants HC Pat Shurmur said “We’ll see.”
  • Jordan Raanan mentions that he would be surprised if Barkley’s not back for next week’s game. 


Redskins RB Adrian Peterson says this past week under interim HC Bill Callahan has been “the best week of practice since [he’s] been [there].”

Guys are busting their butts,” Peterson said, via the Washington Times. “They’re working hard. This has been the best week of practice since I’ve been here.

Peterson added that he’s hyped” about Callahan’s plans for their offense. 

“Yeah, yeah, I’m hyped about it,” Peterson said. “You look at the first four weeks I played, it was like 11, 12, 10, seven carries. It was totally the opposite of what we did last year when we were more successful as a team.

“It’ll be exciting to see what (Callahan’s) able to do with full control and kind of doing things the way he actually wants to do them when it comes to the play-calling and stuff like that. (If) the head coach says the run game is going to be a big emphasis, then that’s what it’s going to be what it is.”

  • While the situation in Washington hasn’t been conducive to winning, Jay Glazer says “a ton” of coaches will be interested in their head-coaching vacancy. 
  • Glazer says “there will be a line of guys who would look at the situation and say, “I’m the guy to turn that place around!
  • The Washington Redskins officially ruled out TE Vernon Davis (concussion), S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), G Wes Martin (chest), and TE Jordan Reed (concussion) for Week 6’s game and list T Donald Penn (hamstring) as questionable.
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