NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Washington


Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is gradually building up his level of participation with hopes of getting integrated in team drills in the near future. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team “feels great” about where Prescott is at in his recovery.

He hit the target for the number of throws,” McCarthy said via the Athletic’s Jon Machota. “I had a chance to watch it. I thought he looked good. The most important thing is how he feels afterwards. I thought he had another good day. The opportunity to go back to back is important, so still continue to build up on the volume of throws.

  • Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence has been impressed with first-round LB Micah Parsons: “Oh Micah, I mean, you never know what you’re gonna get from Micah. Man, I tell ya. I think it’s a good thing. He brings a lot of juice. He’s always talking sh*t. I love little Micah. Micah’s my boy.” (Jon Machota)


  • According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, talks between the Eagles and TE Dallas Goedert haven’t really progressed much even though the Eagles view Goedert as a cornerstone-level player and he’s also highly-regarded around the league. 
  • Fowler hints that it feels like the Eagles are waiting for something to happen, potentially related to their connection to Texans QB Deshaun Watson in trade rumors. 
  • However, Fowler does ultimately expect the Eagles to make a run at a long-term deal for Goedert in the range of $13-$14 million a season, though the franchise tag that’s probably going to be in the range of $11 million in 2022 does give them some leverage. 
  • Eagles OT Jordan Mailata continued to work with the first-team unit at left tackle even with the return of Andre Dillard and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane writes you can just about put a pin in that competition. 
  • McLane mentions the Eagles are working undrafted OL Kayode Awosika at both tackle and guard. McLane notes Awosika has played just 19 snaps this preseason which to him is a clue that the Eagles are trying to hide him in the hopes he passes through waivers to the practice squad next week. 
  • Eagles HC Nick Sirianni was not ready to declare Mailata the winner of the left tackle competition, though he did say Dillard would be working with the second unit as he worked back. (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
  • Sirianni mentioned S Rodney McLeod and second-round C Landon Dickerson are still week-to-week as they recover from knee injuries and didn’t have a timetable for their return. Both are on the PUP list and would miss the first six games if not activated before the start of the season. (McLane)


  • According to PFF’s Doug Kyed, Giants CB Adoree Jackson sustained an ankle injury in Wednesday’s practice and was eventually carted to the team facility before reemerging with a wrap on his foot. 
  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Jackson suffered a sprained ankle and is undergoing tests to determine its severity. 
  • Giants HC Joe Judge said RB Saquon Barkley had an excused absence from Wednesday’s practice and is expected to return on Thursday.
  • Judge said it’s “absolutely necessary” for Barkley to get through contact before he’s cleared to play. (Dan Duggan)


  • Washington DC Jack Del Rio said S Landon Collins is “moving around well” after recovering from an Achilles injury: “Landon’s done everything we’ve asked of him. He’s moving around as well as I’ve seen him. He’s had a great training camp.” (Nicki Jhabvala)
  • Del Rio mentioned CB Torry McTyer has been a surprise in training camp: “I would say he’s a pleasant surprise.” (Rhiannon Walker)
  • Del Rio told reporters first-round LB Jamin Davis has been improving with each rep this preseason: “He’s getting better and better with every rep. Pleased with the way he’s come in.” (Nicki Jhabvala)
  • Del Rio praised second-year DB Kamren Curl‘s ability to line up in multiple areas in Washington’s defense: “Kam [Curl] has shown his worth as a super-intelligent guy that can find his way around the secondary. He play slot in the nickel role, he can play free, he can play strong, he can play in the box, play on the edge.” (Jhabvala)

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