NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

     

Cowboys

  • 105.3 The Fan’s Bryan Broaddus says a Cowboys coach told him his impression is QB Dak Prescott doesn’t want to be on the team anymore after negotiations failed: “At this point, no, I don’t think so. However he will not say it or show it; the kid is a stud.”
  • ESPN’s Todd Archer projects Cowboys seventh-round QB Ben DiNucci as the winner for the third-string job ahead of QB Clayton Thorson
  • Archer gives Cowboys UDFA RB Darius Anderson the nod as the No. 3 back because of his speed. 
  • The back of the roster at wide receiver is wide open, but Archer says Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson‘s versatility and return skills give him an edge. 
  • Archer writes Cowboys C Joe Looney, OL Connor McGovern and OL Connor Williams will compete for two starting spots at left guard and center. 
  • Cowboys LB Joe Thomas has the edge for a roster spot based on his experience, per Archer, though he’s not a roster lock.
  • According to Archer, the Cowboys could keep as many as seven corners, with free-agent Maurice Canady rounding out the group, because some players like Daryl Worley, Chidobe Awuzie and fourth-rounder Reggie Robinson can also play safety. 
  • As a result, Archer has Dallas keeping just three safeties, with Donovan Wilson getting the edge ahead of Darian Thompson.
  • Cowboys CB C.J. Goodwin also makes the team in Archer’s estimation, but primarily as a special teamer. 

Eagles

  • ESPN ranked the Eagles No. 6 in their power rankings for the next three years, highlighting QB Carson Wentz as a potential MVP candidate. 
  • Looking ahead, the interior of the Eagles’ offensive line could need bolstering, as C Jason Kelce could retire soon, G Brandon Brooks is coming off a second torn Achilles and OL Jason Peters is 38. The team also has a hole at linebacker. 
  • Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice writes free-agent RB Devonta Freeman is still an option for the Eagles, but only if he’s willing to take less than the one-year, $2.75 million deal he turned down from Seattle. 
  • If Philadelphia needs to get down to 80 players on the active roster, Kempski anticipates the team placing Brooks on injured reserve and both WR Alshon Jeffery and DE Daeshon Hall on the PUP list. 
  • That would leave 84 on the active roster, with the Kempski guessing the remaining four cuts potentially including WR Shelton Gibson, OT Casey Tucker, DT Albert Huggins and CB Michael Jacquet

Giants

  • According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, Giants LB Markus Golden’s unrestricted free agent tender said he was free to negotiate with other teams until July 22 “or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.” Then his rights reverted back to the Giants. 
  • The first scheduled day of camp was thought to be July 25, but it was actually Monday the 20th when rookies for the Chiefs and Texans reported. 
  • Golden’s options are now to either sign the tender and play for New York or wait until after Week 10 to be able to negotiate with other teams. 
  • Even then, if Golden sits out through Week 10, he must sit out the rest of the 2020 season, per NorthJersey.com’s Art Stapleton.
  • Stapleton writes Golden doesn’t appear to have any immediate plans to sign the tender. 
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