NFC Notes: Cardinals, Cowboys, Giants, Seahawks



  • Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters on Monday that they didn’t sustain any major injuries during Sunday’s game. (Josh Weinfuss)
  • According to Arians, they’re hoping to get DT Corey Peters, LB Deone Bucannon and WR John Brown back for Week 14’s game against the Titans.
  • When asked about RB Adrian Peterson returning from a neck injury this week, Arians said: “We’ll see.” Arians added that it’s “strictly up to he and the doctors.” (Josh Weinfuss)
  • Arians said that QB Blaine Gabbert is a candidate for a contract extension. (Kent Somers)
  • However, Arians did say that Carson Palmer would be the team’s starter initially next year if he’s back with the team. (Kent Somers)
  • As for his future, Arians said the team’s performance this season won’t impact his decision and it will instead be determined by his health and other factors. (Josh Weinfuss)


  • Cowboys VP Stephen Jones mentioned during an interview with 105.3 The Fan that CB Orlando Scandrick is unlikely to play in Week 14 but he hasn’t been officially ruled out. (Jon Machota)


James Kratch of takes a look at some earlier head-coaching candidates for the Giants now that they’ve made the decision to fire Ben McAdoo.

According to Kratch, some names to monitor in the coming weeks for New York include:

  • Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels
  • Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Smith
  • Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh
  • Stanford head coach David Shaw
  • Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly
  • Alabama head coach Nick Saban
  • ESPN analyst Jon Gruden
  • Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub
  • Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin
  • Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley
  • Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia
  • Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel
  • Redskins offensive line coach Bill Callahan
  • Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo


  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll mentioned during in an interview with ESPN 710 that RB Chris Carson (broken leg, injured reserve) is “unbelievably ahead of schedule.” (Bob Condotta)
  • Carroll added that Carson “was flying” in his workouts last week and they’re hoping to have him back for “last couple games.” (John Boyle)
  • According to Carroll, DE Dion Jordan will be back for Week 14’s game. (Bob Condotta)
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