NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins



  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said of the team’s special teams struggles on Sunday: “Special teams is a total reflection of coaching.” (Michael Gehlken)
  • Regarding the loss to the Patriots, Jones said: “It is a significant setback for our team. We needed this win. We needed to win against an opponent like this. We haven’t had them. Consequently, we’re very aware of that.” (Jon Machota)
  • Jones added: “With the makeup of this team, I shouldn’t be this frustrated.” (Ed Werder)


  • Eagles HC Doug Pederson told reporters that X-rays on QB Carson Wentz‘s throwing hand came back negative. The plan from here is for Wentz to undergo further testing Monday on his hand, which was heavily wrapped as he left the locker room. (Tim McManus)
  • Wentz said he doesn’t think the injury affected his play during Sunday’s game: “I don’t think it did. It was something I was just making sure it was good, but that’s by no means an excuse for how we performed.
  • Eagles long-time LT Jason Peters said he’s willing to play right tackle if Lane Johnson isn’t back next week: “That’s where I started at (in Buffalo). It wouldn’t be super foreign, but it’s a possibility with Lane being out. I might have to just do it for the team.” (NBC Philadelphia)


Reports surfaced before Sunday’s game that veteran CB Josh Norman was going to be a healthy scratch. He wound up being active for the game, but interim HC Bill Callahan explained that Norman is dealing with injuries, which is why he was limited to special teams. 

“He’s been fighting through some injuries this year,” Callahan said, via NBC Washington. “Today, it was really his decision when he came to the stadium whether he wanted to be activated or inactive, because of the fact that he is battling a lot of things. So with that being said, he elected to [be active], which I was proud of.

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