NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins

     

Cowboys

  • According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Cowboys WR Noah Brown recently had another surgery on his knee in addition to the one in June that has kept him on the PUP list all season. Brown won’t play this year. 
  • Patriots HC Bill Belichick confirmed a scheme change and resulting lack of snaps prompted the team to trade DE Michael Bennett to the Cowboys: “Been a productive player had an opportunity to get more playing time than what we were able to provide and I think he’s probably given the Cowboys want they wanted from him.” (Calvin Watkins)
  • The Cowboys worked out Marcus Henry and Storm Nelson on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson)

Eagles

Despite being active this week, the Eagles didn’t bring back RB Jay Ajayi with enough time for him to be anything except an emergency option on Sunday. However, if Eagles RB Jordan Howard remains out with an injury, Ajayi is expected to step into a key role the rest of the season. 

“We’ll incorporate him,” Eagles HC Doug Pederson said via NJ.com’s Mike Kaye. “If Jordan … doesn’t practice or whatever during the week, then we’ll definitely get Jay ready to go.”

  • 94WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks writes that the Eagles should extend CB Jalen Mills given his strong play this season and the number of other expiring deals Philadelphia has in the secondary. 

Redskins

A video cropped up after Sunday’s game of Redskins first-round rookie QB Dwayne Haskins approaching the offensive line and asking what he needed to do to help them protect him better. Redskins OT Morgan Moses added some more context to the video after a lot was read into the facial expressions of some of the linemen. 

“It wasn’t him coming to us saying, ‘Hey you guys need to block better,'” Moses said via Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post. “It was him trying to figure out, he knows we’re a veteran group and we’ve seen a lot of things. The things that he can’t see, maybe we can see. I explained to him, like: ‘Hey, bro, we’re in a five-man protection and they’re bringing seven. There’s nothing that we can do.’ We blocked the five, [but] there’s another two that’s free wherever they’re coming from. With that understanding, we have to have something in place to handle that.”

  • The Redskins worked out Obum Gwacham and Eli Harold on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson)

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