NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

     

Cowboys

  • When asked about Cowboys QB Dak Prescott‘s contract situation, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated points out that owner Jerry Jones usually signs players he “genuinely wants to keep” and believes Prescott is “certainly in that category.”
  • Although the Cowboys typically sign star players to five- or six-year extensions, Breer points out that Prescott prefers the structure of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson‘s four-year, $140,000,000 contract. 
  • Over The Cap’s Nick Korte lists Cowboys G Connor Williams and WR Michael Gallup as players who are helped by the new CBA’s PPE rules and are on track to get raises in their fourth season. 

Eagles

Giants

  • The Athletic’s Dan Duggan points out that right now the Giants are projected to have $48 million in cap space in 2021 and could get to $68 million by releasing OT Nate Solder and WR Golden Tate — assuming the 2021 cap doesn’t drop precipitously. 
  • One of New York’s top priorities in 2021 will likely be an extension for RB Saquon Barkley, per Duggan. 
  • Cutting Tate in 2021 would create $5 million in dead money and $6 million in cap space. Duggan adds receiver might be a need for New York in 2021. 
  • The Giants could use some of their cap space on bolstering the offensive line, specifically center or tackle depending on how quick some young players develop. 
  • If the Giants struggle to generate a pass rush again, finding an edge rusher in free agency potentially becomes much more of a priority. The same is true of cornerback. 
  • Some potential splash free agents Duggan mentions are Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue, Ravens LB Matt Judon, Redskins DE Ryan Kerrigan, Packers C Corey Linsley, Falcons C Alex Mack, Dolphins C Ted Karras, Patriots C David Andrews, Cowboys C Joe Looney, Patriots CB Jason McCourty, Jets CB Brian Poole and Chargers CB Desmond King, among others.
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