NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

     

Cowboys

  • Per the Athletic’s Jon Machota, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott admitted the drawn-out negotiations between his side and Dallas have surprised him, too, and he’s not sure why it’s taking so long: “Not exactly sure. When players do what they’re supposed to do on the field, and the way they represent, you want to get paid like everybody else that does your job. It’s the respect aspect for me.”
  • Prescott added he expects a deal to get done “eventually,” then expanded on what he meant: “Eventually means probably before I have a chance to leave this team. Let’s just say that.”
  • NFL Media’s Jane Slater says a Ravens source has told her no one from the Cowboys has reached out to do any vetting on S Earl Thomas, which is another indicator Dallas isn’t interested.
  • Dallas’ one-year extension for DE Randy Gregory includes a $200,000 signing bonus in 2020 and up to $2.1 million available in 2021. (Slater)

Eagles

  • Per NJ.com’s Mike Kaye, Eagles DC Jim Schwartz was focused on the bright side of the decision to waive CB Sidney Jones, DE Shareef Miller and CB Rasul Douglas, pointing out guys like CB Craig James, DB Marcus Epps and seventh-round DE Casey Toohill were better players during camp: “Those guys didn’t make the team by default. They forced those hard decisions on us because of their play in training camp.”
  • James signed a one-year extension last week after impressing Schwartz during camp: “I think Craig was one of our most improved players. He went from being sort of a special teams only guy last year — he did have to start against the Jets — but he was more of a niche special teams (player) for us, (but) he came in from the first day of training camp and really looked like a different guy.”
  • Epps meanwhile will step immediately into the third safety role following the injury to Will Parks: “From the very first day of training camp, not only has he improved mentally – and he’s been always good that way – but just understanding the little intricacies. He was improved physically, too. Was faster, more explosive.”
  • And Schwartz says Toohill “very rarely made a mistake, and if he did make a mistake, he was quick to correct it,” which set him apart from Miller who made almost no impact since the Eagles drafted him in the fourth round last year. 
  • Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld converted $300,000 of his base salary into incentives in exchange for guaranteeing the rest of his base at $1.11 million. (Mike Garafolo)
  • Eagles HC Doug Pederson said RT Lane Johnson is day-to-day and they’ll determine his status at the end of the week for Sunday. (Jimmy Kempski)
  • If Johnson can’t go, fourth-round OL Jack Driscoll would appear to be the next man up at right tackle. (Kaye)
  • Eagles RB Miles Sanders is day-to-day with a hamstring injury and might have his workload managed in Week 1. (Grant Paulsen)
  • After initially being expected to miss a week or two with a shoulder injury, Eagles first-round WR Jalen Reagor was back and looked like a full participant in practice Wednesday. (John Clark)

Giants

  • According to Ralph Vacchiano, Giants WR Derrick Dillon was sent home to spend time with his newborn baby and is expected to be re-signed to their practice squad at some point next week. 
  • The Giants officially protected the following practice squad players from being signed by other teams: WR Johnny Holton, DB Ryan Lewis, QB Cooper Rush and G Chad Slade.

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