NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Washington


  • Calvin Watkins, citing a source, reports that former Cowboys DT Gerald McCoy‘s quad surgery was successful and would like to re-sign with Dallas for 2021.  
  • David Moore of the Dallas Morning News also reports that the Cowboys “are very interested” in having McCoy back in 2021, but it “all depends on his rehab.”
  • Moore points out that the Cowboys owed $1 million to McCoy this season and $2 million in 2021.


  • Per the Athletic’s Bo Wulf, Eagles RB Miles Sanders is “week-to-week” with a lower-body injury, though the team expects Sanders to be ready for Week 1. 
  • Eagles LT Andre Dillard said he put on about 20 pounds this offseason in preparation for the starting role. (Jeff McLane)


After a high ankle sprain caused him to miss three games last season, Giants RB Saquon Barkley is back to full health and ready to continue doing special things for both himself and the team.

“Obviously, I’m not naïve to the fact that I was blessed with tremendous talent,” Barkley said, via Pro Football Talk. “The way you improve on that is by focusing on little things, focus on the details, and listen to your coaches. I think we have a great coaching staff here, from coach [Joe] Judge all the way down to the position coaches, all the guys. I want to be great, and I want to be great for this team. I know that starts with taking coaching and learning from them. You have to try to improve every year. Try to be a better version of yourself, try to improve on your game. It’s the little things that you do in the offseason. It’s the stuff that you focus on. The details in cutting, the details in watching the film, of watching other people on film and trying to expand your game. The way I feel I can be a better Saquon Barkley, I guess you could say, is by coming here every single day, coming to work, and trying to continue to earn the respect of my teammates. Continuing to try to push me and push my teammates. At the end of the day, it’s all about the team. That’s the mindset we need to have in order to go out there and have a successful season.”

  • Giants K Graham Gano‘s one-year deal is worth a maximum of $2.5 million and includes $1 million guaranteed and $250,000 in incentives. (Ian Rapoport


  • According to USA Today’s Nancy Armour and Kenny Jacoby, Washington was investigating other allegations of sexual assault against former RB Derrius Guice in the days before he was arrested and subsequently released for domestic violence charges. 
  • Dr. David Chao says Washington QB Alex Smith should be at no additional risk for injury now that the bone in his leg is healed. Infections and nerve damage is still a concern, though. 
  • Washington first-round DE Chase Young was limited with a hip flexor issue, though HC Ron Rivera said the goal was to limit the issue rather than have it turn into a four or five-day absence. (Ben Standig)

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