NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins



  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes that the sense around the league is the Giants are locked in to either drafting an offensive tackle or Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons at No. 4 overall. 
  • Out of the tackles, Breer says mammoth Louisville OT Mekhi Becton is often connected to New York because of GM Dave Gettleman‘s well-documented size obsession. 
  • Breer personally believes Simmons will be the pick. 


While reticent to commit fully to 2019 first-round QB Dwayne Haskins, the Redskins have seemingly granted Haskins will go into training camp at least as the team’s starting quarterback. However, if the pandemic stretches into the late summer and fall and shortens training camp, Redskins HC Ron Rivera acknowledged it might give new QB Kyle Allen, who’s already played a few seasons in Redskins OC Scott Turner‘s offense, an advantage over Haskins, who notably struggled to pick up the playbook quickly as a rookie. 

“If that was the situation Kyle would have a leg up on the situation, most certainly. . . . If we were told, hey, you’ve got two weeks to go, I would feel very comfortable with Kyle because here’s a guy that knows the system, has been in the system and could handle it for us for a period of time, and we’ll see how that goes,” Rivera said via Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas. “That’s kind of the thought process behind it for us.”

  • Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline says the belief is the Redskins have multiple offers on the table for LT Trent Williams but those offers are primarily for Day 3 picks. 
  • Pauline adds the hope is Washington can get a second or third-round pick closer to or during the draft if it waits to move Williams. 

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