NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins


Cowboys’ first-round WR CeeDee Lamb‘s high school coach, Sean McDowell, said the receiver “performs at his best” during big-games and high-pressure moments. 

“He lives for them,” said McDowell, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “He is the guy that when the game is on the line, when the pressure is on, he performs at his best because he’s always on. There is no off or on with him. It’s always on.”

Oklahoma WRs coach Dennis Simmons said Lamb practiced had a high level, which translated into his production in games. 

“One of the things that I think the Cowboys organization will learn very early on in dealing with him is everything that people saw him do on Saturday, shoot, it was equally or more impressive throughout the week. Practices for him were like games,” said Simmons. 

Simmons said Lamb’s effort during practice was a big influence on the rest of the team.

That dude worked his butt off, day in and day out. He has a competitive edge and spirit about him. Every period, it was competition. He was out there bringing energy. He’s kind of got a silliness side to him, an infectious smile that he has, just being able to compete. It raised the level of practice competition not just for the guys in my room as far as receivers but everyone on the team.”

  • Gary Myers reports that if the Jets trade S Jamal Adams to the Cowboys, a realistic return could be the Cowboys’ 2021 first-round pick and WR Michael Gallup.
  • Charles Robinson, citing multiple sources, reports that although Gallup has come up as a possible trade option, the Cowboys and Jets haven’t spoken since the 2019 trade deadline. 


  • Adam Caplan reports that the Eagles had an interest in signing QB Joe Flacco during free agency but backed off prior to the draft.


  • ESPN’s John Keim points out the Redskins will likely roll over most of the $35 million they have available in cap space, either toward free agency in 2021 or extending players like DE Ryan Kerrigan, G Brandon Scherff or DL Jonathan Allen.
  • Keim adds the Redskins will give former third-round OT Geron Christian a shot at left tackle and how he performs will dictate whether they explore other options like free-agent OT Jason Peters or fourth-round OT Saahdiq Charles
  • Redskins S Landon Collins said the change HC Ron Rivera is bringing to the team is already palpable: “It feels different because of the coaching staff. They changed the whole coaching staff, they switched the defense around. I can’t speak offensively, but defensively, it was much needed.” (Ethan Cadeaux)
  • Redskins RB Adrian Peterson said he was disappointed the team traded away LT Trent Williams: “I didn’t like the trade. Trent is the best offensive lineman in the game. I was hoping there would be a good ending.” (Keim)
  • Peterson mentioned there’s a good number of plays in OC Scott Turner‘s new playbook that feature multiple running backs, which is good since Washington has six notable ones on the roster: “I’m excited to see our role in the offense.” (Keim)

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