NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants



  • Per Fish Sports, Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said WR Amari Cooper, CB Chidobe Awuzie and S Xavier Woods are tracking towards playing Week 1: “All these of those guys are on schedule to play in a full capacity this week.” 
  • Cooper (hamstring) has done just light work for a while now but was able to practice in full: “I feel good. I’ve been able to do everything. I feel real good going into the game.” (Jon Machota)


Eagles HC Doug Pederson said recently claimed RB Jason Huntley was a player they targeted in this year’s draft before he was selected by the Lions in the fifth round. 

“He was a guy, a player that we had actually targeted back in the draft and through the draft process,” Pederson said, via Mike Kaye of NJ Advance Media. “He was on our draft board with many guys but obviously he caught our eye back then when we were evaluating running backs.”

Pederson reiterated that he is “excited” about Huntley and wants to “get him in the mix” 

We are excited about this player,” Pederson said. “Excited about Huntley, excited to get him in the mix.”

Pederson added that Huntley is joining a talented position group alongside Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Corey Clement

“He’s joining a really talented room,” Pederson said. “It’s a good group and a group that can be kind of interchangeable throughout the week.”

  • Per the Athletic’s Zach Berman, Eagles TE Zach Ertz vented his frustration over the state of negotiations with the team on Thursday: “I’m an emotional guy when it comes to football. …It’s been frustrating at times, it’s been difficult. I said all along I want be here for the long run. I don’t know if for sure that feeling is mutual. I’m going to play this year like it’s my last year.”
  • Ertz has two years left on his deal but is due for a raise after Chiefs TE Travis Kelce signed an extension to push his salary more in line with 49ers TE George Kittle‘s despite also having two years left. Talks between the two sides have reportedly broken off. 
  • Eagles OL Nate Herbig worked with the first team at right guard Thursday in position drills. Eagles OL Matt Pryor was with the second team. (Bo Wulf)


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