NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins

     

Cowboys

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is in “pretty significant pain” after exiting Sunday’s game with a quad injury.
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted that he was “disappointed” by the team’s loss to the Jets on Sunday: “I’m disappointed. I didn’t think this would happen.” (Jon Machota)
  • When asked about HC Jason Garrett‘s future with the team, Jones said: “I’m not even coming close to those future type considerations. I haven’t even glanced there in my mind about long-term future. I’m looking in the future as next week against those Eagles.

Eagles

  • Jason La Canfora writes that he would put the over/under on Eagles’ trades in the coming week at two “with at least one being of some significance.”
  • According to La Canfora, Eagles GM Howie Roseman has been working potential deals for weeks and it’s clear the team could use some help. 

Giants

  • According to NJ.com’s Matt Lombardo, the Giants and Chiefs could be potential trade partners for CB Janoris Jenkins.
  • Kansas City needs secondary help and the Giants could free up time for younger corners by trading the veteran Jenkins. 
  • Other options for the Giants include sending WR Golden Tate to the 49ers or TE Rhett Ellison to the Patriots. 

Redskins

The change between former Redskins HC Jay Gruden and interim HC Bill Callahan has been instantly apparent to the players. Callahan didn’t wait long to put his stamp on the team, instituting more conditioning, more physicality at practice and turning off the music. 

“It’s been good, more uptempo, more upbeat, a lot more physical as a team, which will make the players a little tougher,” Washington S Landon Collins said via NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. “It’s been positive. We don’t think the season’s over with.”

Washington is still looking for its first win of the season. While Gruden was well-liked by many players and is still regarded favorably around the league, sometimes a change is needed. Collins said as much, saying the team feels a spark from Callahan shaking things up. 

“(Callahan) is making the tempo and cadence a little bit faster so people can be more in game mode,” said Collins. “Not saying Jay would allow guys to go through the motions or anything like that. But guys that are young and just coming in, they’d look at the older vets going through the motions in practice, but vets know how to turn it on and off and know how to practice. Younger guys don’t. You get what I’m saying? When you got a young team, (Callahan) has turned up the tempo, so guys are doing things faster so when it gets to the game, there’s not thinking anymore, it’s just, ‘All right, I know what I’m doing.'”

  • John Keim notes that the Redskins have $33.5 million of cap space occupied by players who haven’t played a down for them this season. 
  • This includes TE Jordan Reed ($9.67 million), QB Alex Smith ($20.4 million) and OT Trent Williams ($3.5 million).

 

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