NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins

     

Cowboys

In an interview with Bloomberg, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he “wouldn’t accept anything less than $10 billion” for the franchise if it came to the point where he had to sell the team.

If I had to sell the team tomorrow I wouldn’t accept anything less than $10 billion,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But, I don’t want to imply that I would take $10 billion for them. The Cowboys are just not for sale. They’re a long-term asset and my immediate family — which has been a part of making them what they are today — they’ll own the Cowboys long after I’m gone. . . .

“I don’t say $10 billion just to say a ridiculous number. I just think you really have to go on what people would pay. I don’t want to say at least $10 billion but I certainly think you can justify a $10 billion value, but economically I’d rather have the Cowboys than the $10 billion.”

  • Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said Monday that they don’t think DT David Irving (high ankle sprain) has a realistic opportunity to play on Thursday, but they’re hopeful he’ll be able to “make up some ground and start to be a factor in maybe being able to play in some games down the stretch.” (Jon Machota)
  • Cowboys rookie WR Michael Gallup is away from the team after being informed that his brother committed suicide.

Eagles

Eagles HC Doug Pederson believes QB Carson Wentz is trying to do too much right now.

“I think there comes a time with a quarterback, especially when things go a little sideways, that players begin to try to do things a little uncharacteristic of what they’ve done in the past,” Pederson said, via 94WIP. “And so, there may be some of that, but there’s so much confidence in him. We give him so much information, the way he handles and manages the game, that he does such a great job. With the quarterback position, because you’re touching the ball every single snap, you want to make a play and you just have to guard against that. It’s about making the plays that come to you, not necessarily chasing after plays.

“I love his aggressiveness. He is and will continue to be a great quarterback for us and we’re excited about this week.

Redskins

Adam Schefter reports that Redskins QB Alex Smith suffered a compound fracture, which means the bone broke through his skin.

Beyond that, Schefter says that trauma surgeons discovered Smith suffered a spiral fracture in his leg, meaning that a long bone was broken by a rotational force.

  • Regarding the decision to sign QB Mark Sanchez on Monday as their backup quarterback, Redskins HC Jay Gruden explained that Sanchez was the pick because of his experience and past playoff success. (JP Finlay)
  • Gruden said Monday that QB Alex Smith‘s surgery went well and they expect a full recovery after 6 to 8 months of rehab. Gruden added that there doesn’t appear to be any ligament damage to Smith’s leg. (JP Finlay)
  • Gruden said he isn’t sure about the status of LT Trent Williams and RB Chris Thompson for Thursday’s game, but added that Williams was close to playing on Sunday. (John Keim)

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