NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins

     

Cowboys

  • Per the Athletic’s Jon Machota, Cowboys WR Amari Cooper will try to practice tomorrow but is unsure if he’ll be able to go Sunday against the Eagles. 
  • Cooper has been dealing with a quad injury that limited him to three snaps in last week’s game: “This week is better than last week. I am preparing like I am going to play. … I plan on practicing tomorrow and see what I can do.” (Machota)

Giants

  • Per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Giants RB Saquon Barkley says he has “no doubt in my mind” that his ankle is ready for him to play this week against the Cardinals. 

Redskins

Redskins interim HC Bill Callahan told reporters rookie QB Dwayne Haskins received all the reps on Wednesday and took “a major step.” 

“Dwayne took all the reps today and it’s invaluable for a backup to take starting reps,” Callahan said, via NBC Washington. “Especially at the beginning of the week in terms of putting your plan together and laying it out there and making all the adjustments, whether it’s new communication, new formations, handling the shift-motion game.

“I thought he did a really good job today, so his growth is starting to show in practice and also in his preparation. He’s in earlier, he’s out later, so it’s all coming to fruition. It’s going to take a little time, but it’s good to see him take a major step today in practice.”

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer believes the Redskins will hold onto LT Trent Williams through the rest of the season to prove a point, then potentially trade him this offseason. 
  • Callahan says he’s been impressed with G Ereck Flowers, who transitioned inside from offensive tackle this year: “He’s come a long way in a short period of time… he could be one of the top guards in the league.” (John Keim)
  • The Redskins worked out RBs Kapri Bibbs, Josh Ferguson, and Jeremy McNichols on Wednesday. (Howard Balzer)
  • Of these players, Washington signed Ferguson to their practice squad. 

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