NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Washington



  • According to Josina Anderson, Dallas has had discussions about free-agent S Earl Thomas, but isn’t doing anything as of now in terms of bringing him in. 
  • Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott spoke about remaining with the team for the foreseeable future: “I’m very optimistic. I plan on being a Cowboy for the rest of my career. … As I talk about the team and how exciting this offense can be with the new coaching staff, how great this defense is going to be, and this team, in general. This is the place to be.” (Jon Machota)
  • According to Calvin Watkins, Cowboys RT La’el Collins hip injury that landed him on injured reserve is considered minor.


  • Regarding the Eagles activating WR Alshon Jeffery, GM Howie Roseman said he expects Jeffery to be fully recovered from his Lisfranc injury before Week 7 and that being on the Physically Unable to Perform list would’ve restricted him going forward. (Jeff McLane)
  • Roseman said they are not in a position to “dish out a ton of cash” give the uncertainty with 2021’s salary cap. (Mike Kaye)


Giants co-owner John Mara believes the players have already “bought into” new HC Joe Judge this offseason. 

“I think the players have bought into this so far,” said Mara, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “I don’t see any indication that they haven’t. And I think that the combination of the intensity, the discipline plus the teaching that’s going on I think is going to pay off for us in the long run. It’s a fairly young team, so a lot of those guys don’t know any better. They went through tough programs in college and I don’t think this is any great shock to their systems.”

Judge added that he’s made sure to hire the right assistant coaches to preach his philosophy. 

“As coaches, we invest personally in every player we coach,” Judge said. “Everybody on my staff, I made sure I brought in the right kind of guys that this is not going to be a staff who are pointing fingers and saying, ‘It’s the players’ fault.’ We’re not going to go ahead and have a group of guys who don’t care about the players. That’s not the culture we’re building here.”

Mara believes the Judge is helping push the Giants “in the right direction,” but said their success ultimately comes down to “wins and losses.” 

“I do think that what Joe has done so far has been something that gives me some confidence that we’re moving in the right direction,” Mara said. “But at the end of the day, it’s going to be about wins and losses.”

  • Dan Duggan predicts CB Ryan Lewis as a potential target for the Giants who was released on Saturday. Lewis previously worked with Patrick Graham in Miami and the Giants attempted to claim him earlier in camp. 


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