NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Panthers


  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday that he thinks rookie WR Michael Gallup can have an immediate impact for them this season: “I think he’s going to start off opening day, I think he’ll be part of our plan. He’s really a lot better player than when he got here.” (Jon Machota)
  • Cowboys OL La’el Collins (ankle, calf) and LT Tyron Smith (hamstring) missed practice on Friday. (Brandon George)


Eagles HC Doug Pederson expressed frustration during a halftime interview with Erin Andrews last night regarding Nick Foles‘ play.

However, after the game, Pederson clarified that he wasn’t just disappointed in Foles, but the play of the entire offensive unit.

Not Nick,” Pederson said when asked about the report, via Pro Football Talk. “Offensively. We had six possessions. We had two interceptions, two fumbles. We had a sack safety, and we had a turnover on downs. That’s an offensive performance, so I was displeased with what our first offense executed. . . . I’m disappointed in the offense. I don’t want to single out one player, so don’t put this all on Nick. I’m disappointed in the offense. It’s obviously not what you want in the third preseason week.”

Pederson added that he believes Foles can bounce back from some of his preseason struggles.

He finished the season pretty well last year,” Pederson said. “We know who he is and what we need to do to get him ready to go, and again, we’re still pretty vanilla offensively. We haven’t done any of our [run-pass option] game. Those are all things that are part of his strengths, too, so we’ve got to make sure that when we put game plans together moving forward, that we’re utilizing his strengths too.”


The Carolina Panthers announced Friday that they’ve hired Tom Glick as team president. Glick will oversee the team’s day-to-day operations.

Panthers owner David Tepper said of the hire:

We are thrilled to have Tom join the Panthers family. He has tremendous experience in professional sports, successfully fostering fan engagement in major cities globally. I know that his record, expertise and drive will be major assets as we look to win on the field and in the community.

Glick released the following statement:

“I am honored to join the Panthers. David has a clear and exciting vision for the team, and I can see and feel the buzz and anticipation for this new era of Panthers football. I’m ready to get started and will give everything to help the team deliver for our fans, players, staff, partners and our communities throughout North and South Carolina.”

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