NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

     

Cowboys

  • Dan Graziano of ESPN takes a look at some extension candidates for the Cowboys over the next year so that are worth watching including QB Dak Prescott and OL Joe Looney.
  • Regarding Prescott, Graziano mentions that the Cowboys have offered Prescott a significant contract extension that would make him one of the three highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.
  • The worst-case scenario for Prescott is that he plays under the franchise tag in 2020 worth $31,409,000 and is then tagged again in 2021 at $37,690,800 fully guaranteed.
  • Graziano says any claim that the Cowboys don’t want to pay Prescott is ludicrous and inaccurate.
  • In the end, Graziano expects the Cowboys and Prescott to get an extension in place before the July 15 deadline that will make him the highest-paid quarterback or at least very close to it.
  • Prescott is reportedly set to sign his franchise tender by Monday. According to Ed Werder, this is not an indication a long-term agreement is close. 

Eagles

The NFL released some preliminary guidelines for how teams could conduct training camp as safely as possible in the midst of a pandemic. For teams carrying 90 players into facilities meant to hold about two-thirds of that number, there will be a number of logistical hurdles to overcome. Asked about potentially using both the team facility and team stadium to practice and keep players separate, Eagles HC Doug Pederson says for now the plan is to keep everyone together. 

“[W]e are going to keep everybody together, but we just might have to use the stadium and transition over there from time to time,” Pederson said via Pro Football Talk. “And these are all things that we are looking at. But we are going to keep everybody together. We’re going to socially distance when we are inside the buildings. We’re going to wear masks. We’re going to do all the protocols that we’ve been asked to do and we’re going to make that work.”

Giants

Like most new head coaches, Giants HC Joe Judge faces a lot of scrutiny for what he says in his interviews with the press. In Judge’s case, it’s what he didn’t say that caught a lot of attention earlier this offseason, as he declined to even name some of the players on his new team, even 2019 first-round QB Daniel Jones. Judge clarified he just wanted to have the chance to work with Jones before he offered any assessment and now that he has, he has good things to say. 

“He’s been fun to work with,” Judge said via Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “You know, the tough thing early on, and everyone just thought I was avoiding his name, the truth was I didn’t have anything to evaluate him on. For me to just come out and speak blankly on a player I’ve never coached, or even dealt with on the field or in the classroom, that’s an unfair evaluation whether it’s positive or negative, for him and every other player, because they haven’t had the opportunity to go out on the field and demonstrate what they’ve done. I’m very pleased with how Daniel’s worked this spring.”

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