NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins

     

Cowboys

  • In an in-depth dive on contract negotiations between the Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell thinks the two sides will meet in the middle somewhere on a long-term deal of around four or five years. 
  • Barnwell points out Prescott could go year-to-year on the franchise tag and still make $69.1 million before likely hitting unrestricted free agency in 2022 and signing a potentially enormous deal.
  • While there’s some risk of injury to Prescott, Barnwell says Dallas bears more of the pressure to get a deal done and prevent Prescott from walking for nothing. 
  • Over The Cap’s Jason Fitzgerald writes the Cowboys should pick up $7 million in cap savings when C Travis Frederick‘s retirement is processed after June 2. 

Eagles

  • The Athletic’s Zach Berman believes LT Jason Peters is still in play for the Eagles because his price will be far lower than what the team expected he’d get in free agency. 
  • Berman mentions the Eagles are genuinely high on RB Boston Scott and he’s competing for a larger role on offense. 
  • However, Berman writes this is still RB Miles Sanders‘ backfield and he’s entrenched as the lead back. 
  • Berman expects the Eagles to add some kind of premium edge rusher in the next calendar year given the importance of the position to them. 
  • He also expects the Eagles to use more three-safety looks featuring S Will Parks to make up for their weakness at linebacker. 
  • Per Berman, the Eagles still view WR Alshon Jeffery as a part of the offense when healthy, however, that wouldn’t stop them from trading him if they got an offer. 

Redskins

Redskins WR Terry McLaurin made a strong first impression as a third-round pick, leading Washington in receiving as a rookie with 58 catches for 919 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s continued to make a strong impression with his new boss, Redskins HC Ron Rivera, despite limited in-person interaction. 

“Terry McLaurin’s been a treat,” Rivera said on FS1 via 247Sports.com. “He’s been a treat to get to know. I ran into him several times before the lockdown when he would come around and I’d have a conversation with him. And then listening in on his conversations with [WR] coach [Jim] Hostler has been really, really good. I mean, he’s a young man I think that had a solid year last year as a rookie, a third-round pick — he’s a guy that could be on the verge, he really is. He reminds me so much of a D.J. Moore that we had in Carolina. Just an outstanding young man.”

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