NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins

     

Cowboys

Cowboys WR Randall Cobb played his first season outside of Green Bay in Dallas last year, catching 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns after leaving the Packers and signing a one-year deal. After Dallas hired Cobb’s former coach in Green Bay, Mike McCarthy, it naturally touched off speculation that Cobb would be back for another year in 2020. While Cobb loves McCarthy, he said it still remains to be seen if a reunion with the Cowboys is in the cards. 

“I love coach McCarthy,” Cobb said, via USA Today’s Doug Farrar. “He was the first one who gave me a chance in the NFL. I remember him when I was at the combine, meeting with him in the room for the first time. He gave me a chance to end up having a great career in Green Bay. It was unfortunate what happened to him up there, but he’s got a second chance, and hopefully, he can end up like Andy Reid: Go to a new team, and find a way to make something happen.

“When it comes to free agency, you never know how it’s going to play out. But it could. You factor in all the different pros and cons to whoever’s offering and who wants you, and you find out where you’re valued, and how much you’re valued.”

  • According to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is looking to “make a big splash” in the draft this year, which Pauline says could mean trading up for Ohio State CB Jeffrey Okudah.
  • The Cowboys are likely to move on from S Jeff Heath, who struggled with injuries in 2019 and is someone Dallas would like to upgrade anyways. (Calvin Watkins)

Giants

  • Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News writes that “the Giants don’t have enough good players to be in the habit of getting rid of good players” which means it could be tough for them let DL Leonard Williams walk this offseason, especially after giving up two draft picks for him.
  • Leonard mentions that there’s really no reason for Williams or the team to rush to get this done at this point.
  • NFL sources tell Leonard that while Williams may not be worth big money, there could be GMs around the league who are willing to pay up to get him.
  • Leonard says the prevailing sentiment among sources around the league is that Williams is a good player but not a star based on his lack of production. In fact, Leonard adds that some around the league think Williams could benefit by taking a one-year deal somewhere now and building up his free agent value for 2021.
  • Leonard adds $12 million per year as a “reasonable ceiling” for what the Giants could be willing to pay Williams this offseason.

Redskins

  • According to NBC Sports’ JP Finlay, the Redskins could be interested in Panthers S Tre Boston as a free agent given his familiarity with HC Ron Rivera and other staff members. 

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