NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins, Seahawks



Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith, who played in his first game since suffering a serious knee injury a few years ago, said he never doubted that he would return to playing football.

“Not one moment,” Smith said, via “From the start, it’s a been a long journey. Like I’ve told all of you guys, my clear-eye view, a focused vision, determined belief, earned dreams, it’s got me here today and it’s something where I really appreciate the Jones [family] and everybody with the Cowboys organization for believing in me. It’s just the beginning. It’s a great feeling.”

“A moment I’ve waited for for a long time,” Smith added. “There’s many more to come.


Matt Lombardo of takes a look at some Eagles’ veterans who are likely to get released in the coming weeks.


Redskins franchise QB Kirk Cousins reiterated that he wants to remain in Washington long-term.

“So I want to be a Washington Redskin, yes,” Cousins said, via Pro Football Talk. “That’s an easy answer. Great organization. Phenomenal history. Passionate fan base. Great city. There’s just so many positive teammates. I love my teammates, I love playing with these guy. I don’t need to look elsewhere.


Seahawks GM John Schneider recently explained that they went “above and beyond” in terms of looking into the domestic violence case involving CB Tramaine Brock before signing him to a contract.

We went through some things with Frank Clark when we drafted him so we really learned some lessons there about going above and beyond what you need to do in terms of making sure you are on the up and up,’’ Schneider said during an appearance on ESPN 710, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

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