NFC Notes: Commanders, Cowboys, Giants


  • Commanders OC Scott Turner said it will be a collaborative effort in order to reduce the team’s sack totals on offense: “It’s not all offensive line. The quarterback has to get the ball out…guys got to get open quickly so the ball can come out? And I’ve got to make sure I’m doing a great job of getting those guys in position to make plays.” (John Keim)
  • Commanders HC Ron Rivera said RB Brian Robinson and DE Chase Young (ACL) will be examined this weekend to determine the next step in their recovery. (John Keim)
  • Rivera added that C Tyler Larsen (Achilles) will be activated off of the Physically Unable to Perform list next week and be evaluated in practice. 
  • Rivera said Young is looking “really good” in practice and Dr. James Andrews gave a “very positive” review of his injury. Andrews also indicated that he still needs to “see a few things” this week.  (John Keim)
  • Rivera said TE Logan Thomas (ACL) is still “feeling his way back” and can see a difference when he cuts certain ways off of his right leg. However, Rivera adds that Thomas is “getting closer” to his previous form. (John Keim)


  • Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said WR Michael Gallup (knee) is on a “good path” with his recovery and is hopeful that he’ll play in Week 4: “Michael’s on a good path… I look for Michael to do everything tomorrow and hopefully he’ll be active.” (Todd Archer)
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he never approached DC Dan Quinn about if they could provide enough pressure on quarterbacks without DE Randy Gregory, who signed with the Broncos over the offseason: “No, I decided we were going too much on that guy, we could have three other guys better. I didn’t have to go to anybody on that.” (Jon Machota)
  • Jones said he’s unsure if Dak Prescott (thumb) could return by Week 5: “I just don’t know. I don’t know that anybody does. You’ll have to see how the strength goes. If anybody in the world can get back out there, he’s going to get back out there.” (Jon Machota)
  • Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said QB Dak Prescott is still dealing with swelling on his injured hand and won’t participate in throwing drills on Friday. (Calvin Watkins)


Despite the lack of playing time, Giants WR Darius Slayton has remained a pro throughout the process, according to HC Brian Daboll.

Slay’s been a pro. All those guys will be out there working this week, and we’ll try to put them in the best positions we can. But he’s been a pro, and he’ll be ready to go,” Daboll said, via Giants Wire.

Giants QB Daniel Jones expressed his trust in Slayton.

Darius is a guy I have a lot of trust in, a lot of faith in, and I know he’s working hard. As far as the game plan going forward, we’ll see how it works out, but I have a lot of faith and confidence in him,” Jones said.

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