NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins

     

Cowboys

  • Per ESPN’s Todd Archer, Cowboys WR Amari Cooper has dealt with a variety of ailments this year, though that hasn’t held him back on the field. Cooper says “there’s always something” and the heel injury that bothered him during training camp has been replaced by ankle and quad injuries: “The quad has already gotten a lot better, but the ankle, that’s the spot that’s bothering me. I think the quad will be fine.”

Eagles

With Eagles RB Darren Sproles (calf) week-to-week, HC Doug Pederson said WR Nelson Agholor and RB Corey Clement will be considered for punt return duties. 

We’ll work Nelly and Corey back there,” Pederson said, via Mike Kaye of NJ Advance Media. 

Pederson said he is not concerned about Agholor’s struggles with possession this season.

I’m not concerned with him,” Pederson said. “We’ve asked him to do a lot of things. Be in kind of multiple roles, and he’s handled it well.”

Eagles OC Mike Groh said they plan to ask recently signed veteran S Andrew Sendejo bout the Vikings’ defense, given he played in Minnesota from 2011-2018. 

“[H]e was there a long time,” Groh said, via ProFootballTalk. “He knows the calls. They played against us before, so you just — he’s in our system now defensively so it’s not as fresh to him, but there are some things here and there that he might remember.

Redskins

  • In an interview on Fox Sports, former Redskins LB LaVar Arrington says the root of the issues with the Redskins come down to owner Dan Snyder: “The root of the issue is ownership… You had to address him as Mr. Snyder, even as an adult, and if you weren’t of a certain level or stature you were told not to look at the owner.” 
  • Per NBC Sports’ JP Finlay, new interim Redskins HC Bill Callahan is “laying the law down” in his first practice with the team. 
  • While there’s some thought Washington will have a tough time filling its vacancy given the bad buzz around the position, ESPN analyst and former head coach Rex Ryan doesn’t think that will be the case: “I would take it. . . . People are going to be lined up for this job.” (Earl Forcey)

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