NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Redskins, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix


New Cowboys WR Amari Cooper said Thursday that “there’s definitely a sense of urgency” to be ready to debut this weekend.

“There’s definitely a sense of urgency being that I just got here and we have to play this week,” Cooper said, per Jon Machota. “I have to go out there and play on Monday and it’s a completely new system. At the end of the day, it’s football.”

Cooper was asked today if he’s feeling any pressure to make an immediate impact: “No, I don’t feel any pressure… I mean, why feel pressure when you can apply it. That’s my take on that.

  • Jane Slater reports that Cowboys DL David Irving suffered an ankle injury during practice on Thursday.
  • According to Ian Rapoport, Irving was carted off during practice and is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain. However, X-Rays came back negative.
  • Josina Anderson reports that the Cowboys did their due diligence and engaged in trade talks with the Packers about one of the two players they moved at the deadline.
  • Anderson says that Dallas was thought to be a good landing spot for that player, but another team showed more interest after asking for more time to watch tape.
  • The Packers traded RB Ty Montgomery to the Ravens and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Redskins at the deadline.


  • Josina Anderson reports that placing S Troy’s Apke on injured reserve helped paved the way for the Redskins to trade for S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
  • Redskins S Montae Nicholson returned to practice after undergoing a “procedure” on his hip earlier this week. (John Keim)
  • The Redskins could activate RB Byron Marshall (ankle) from injured reserve as soon as next week. (John Keim)
  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden ruled out WR Jamison Crowder for Sunday’s game.
  • According to John Keim, Redskins LT Trent Williams is visiting a specialist in Pittsburgh today to determine if he needs to have a procedure on his dislocated thumb or if he can have a cast put on that helps him play through the injury.
  • If Williams is unable to play in Week 9, the Redskins would start Ty Nsekhe in his place.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Redskins S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said he was not surprised to be traded from the Packers given players like Bills S Micah Hyde and Chargers CB Casey Hayward were not retained by Green Bay.

I let my eyes do the talking for me,” Clinton-Dix said, John Keim of ESPN. “I watch guys like Micah and Casey leave Green Bay, who were phenomenal players who treated the game and approached the game as pros. To see their time come to an end in Green Bay, I can only imagine what my time would be like.”

Regarding the possibility of not having a lot of playing time, Clinton-Dix said that he is “here to work” and will contribute in “any way” he can.

Check this out, all right,” Clinton-Dix said. “I came here to play. I came here to work. Even if that’s on special teams or just helping contribute to this team any way I can, the No. 20 is going to be suited up this weekend. You can bet on that.”

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