NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants


Cowboys QB Dak Prescott‘s massive extension puts him in the same company as other star quarterbacks teams are building their foundation around. Many of those quarterbacks have pushed for more input on personnel decisions this offseason but Prescott isn’t looking to rock the boat in that regard right now. 

“I trust the people around here that have those titles and have those positions to do what they need to,” Prescott said via the Athletic’s Jon Machota. “And I feel like they do ask me and bring me into the loop on things when they feel like they should. We have a great relationship. I don’t want to ever begin to compare what’s going on here in Dallas and how we handle things to other organizations.”


  • Tim McManus of ESPN wonders if it is wise for the Eagles to consider a trade for WR Julio Jones, as they have drafted a receiver in the first round two years in a row and are already limited on cap space.
  • When it comes to TE Zach Ertz, the situation has certainly become drawn out and McManus believes the Eagles are looking forward to getting $3.5 million in cap relief by trading or releasing Ertz after June 1.
  • McManus thinks the Eagles could use another veteran receiver or tight end to make up for the loss of Ertz and could also consider bringing back LB Jordan Hicks, who is seeking a trade out of Arizona.
  • According to McManus, the Eagles could still use a solid No. 2 cornerback and a good option would be veteran free-agent CB Steven Nelson.
  • Ed Kracz of reports that a pair of sources confirmed to him that the Eagles are indeed looking into acquiring Falcons’ WR Julio Jones via trade.


Giants QB Daniel Jones said their offense feels responsibility toward turning around the organization. 

“It’s on all of us,” Jones said, via Michael Eisen of the team’s official site. “It’s on all 11 guys to do their job every play. That’s how we’re going to make big plays, is everyone doing their job. It’s not on any one person more than the other. It’s about everyone executing together as a unit. That’s how we’re going to create explosive plays, be a productive offense.”

Jones mentioned that Giants HC Joe Judge and OC Jason Garrett are preaching accountability on offense, while Jones is focused on getting everyone “on the same page.” 

“It’s on all 11 of us to do our jobs,” Jones said. “That’s certainly something coach (Joe) Judge, coach (Jason) Garrett (the offensive coordinator) remind us as a group, as a team, especially on offense, to do our job. Each person of the 11 has to do their job in order for us to be successful. Certainly, the quarterback plays a role in that, communication, getting everyone on the same page. I have a lot of responsibility in that, but it’s on each of us.”

Judge had high praise of Jones, describing that the quarterback is frequently around the team facilities. 

“I’m proud of the way he works every day,” Judge said. “This guy comes to work every day and whatever phase he’s in, if he’s in the weight room, if he’s getting treatment, if he’s on the field throwing with his teammates, organizing things outside this building, the guy always has a plan of how he’s going to attack things and proud to watch how he’s worked.”

Judge wants Jones to be the “best version” of himself and plans to put the Giants’ quarterback in the “best position” to succeed. 

“He just has to be the best he is every day,” Judge said. “That’s what we ask of all our players. It’s not going to be perfect all the time, but we need to be the best version you can be of yourself. And as coaches we can put you in the best position to play your strengths. That’s what we ask of all our players. Daniel, he never shies away from a challenge, comes ready to work. Some is of the conversations we have, when we challenge him internally, this guy steps up every day to the plate and comes to work every day with a plan.”

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