NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins



Cowboys QB Dak Prescott credits the progress he’s made this season to the training he did during the offseason. 

A lot of it is just the work I’ve done in the offseason with the guys that I train with,” Prescott said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “And then putting on top of that the footwork, just how demanding (QB coach Jon Kitna) is and the things he wants and expects of a quarterback.”

  • Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said he is excited for second-round DT Trysten Hill to make his NFL debut in Week 3 after being inactive the first two weeks of the season: “He’s ready to go. It’s time for him to go. Rod (Marinelli) is fired up about what he can bring to the table here. He’s had a really good week of practice. I expect him to make some plays for us.
  • Regarding Cowboys’ suspended DL Randy Gregory, Jones said he is still a “work in progress” on being reinstated by the NFL: “I think he’s working on getting reinstated back into the NFL. It’s a work in progress. Hopefully, that will happen at some point. We really don’t have a feel for when it is. I do think he has a great chance to be back. I know he’s been working hard on his off-the-field issues. At some point, hopefully sooner (rather) than later, he’ll get before (NFL commissioner Roger Goodell) and be able to be reinstated.”


Eagles rookie RB Miles Sanders said he is looking forward to playing kick returner in Week 3 and believes his speed and vision will help him. 

I look forward to it. It’s just another opportunity to affect the game in a positive way,” Sanders said, via E.J. Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I bring speed, my vision. The types of returns that we have [are] set up for us to really get some explosive returns, so I’m going to do my job and get us the best field position possible.

Sanders added that Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley is telling him to use his vision more as a ball carrier instead of always going for the “big play.” 

It’s not just hitting the hole, it’s reading the defender,” Sanders said. “Duce simply told me, ‘It’s the NFL. You’re not going to have a big play each run, so just take what they give you.’


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