NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins

     

Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones clarified his earlier comments that a deal with QB Dak Prescott was “imminent.” Jones — who isn’t directly involved in negotiations and delegates that to his son and Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones — said that was just in his opinion, not necessarily that of Prescott.

“It means ready to take place. Close. Near. About to happen. Those types of things,” Jones said via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “…I think we are fast approaching an agreement …That might be my opinion. It might not be Dak’s opinion”

  • Cowboys WR Randall Cobb picked up a rib injury on Sunday and could miss practice this week. (Gelhken)

Giants

Giants HC Pat Shurmur explained why they didn’t get RB Saquon Barkley more involved in their offense during Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys.

“It’s always good to keep him involved throughout, but the way the first half, and I know that was a question last night as well, the way the first half played out, it was only four possessions,” Shurmur said. “A couple reasons for it, they controlled the ball on us by making their third downs. We didn’t convert and again we had the one drive we got down there and got stopped and we have to do a better job of when we get down there, getting points and that changes things. You don’t go into it thinking he isn’t going to touch the ball, that’s just how that first half played out.

  • Giants released TE Scott Simonson and RB Rod Smith from injured reserve with settlements. (NFLTR)
  • Giants waived OT Victor Salako from injured reserve with a settlement. 

Redskins

Redskins OT Morgan Moses said it was a “slap in the face” that RB Adrian Peterson was inactive for Sunday’s game. 

Any time you’ve got a Hall of Fame guy that doesn’t dress, man, it’s a slap in the face,” Moses told 106.7 the Fan in D.C. “And obviously, we’ve gotta figure out what the reason is. And it’s my job as one of the older guys on the offensive line to speak up and say, ‘Hey, we need him.’ Obviously, you don’t put a Hall of Fame guy like that on the sideline. When he’s healthy, as well.

“I think he brings a lot to the game,” Moses said of Peterson. “I think he brings a lot to our team. But to have that guy just standing on the sideline is just — it doesn’t sit well to guys on the team or the NFL. So I think that’s something we need to correct, man, because he’s a hell of a football player.”

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