NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Washington

     

Cowboys

  • ESPN’s Todd Archer writes it appears the Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott haven’t had any substantive negotiations since March. 
  • Archer adds the length of the deal continues to be the hangup in the deal, with Prescott seeking four years and Dallas looking for five. 
  • Dallas’ last offer reportedly would have made Prescott the NFL’s second-highest-paid quarterback in average annual salary behind Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson‘s $35 million a year, while the guarantees would have been on par with Rams QB Jared Goff‘s $110 million. 

Eagles

NJ.com’s Mike Kaye lists 20 players who could be in danger if the Eagles needed to cut down from 90 players to a smaller roster of 75-80, including: 

Washington

Adam Schefter reports that in their discussions about a potential new name, Washington is planning to have no Native American imagery.

  • According to John Keim, the plan, as of now, is that the colors will remain burgundy and gold.
  • Per NBC Sports’ JP Finlay, former NFL GM Andrew Brandt says it would take a “Herculean effort” to change Washington’s uniform, logo and branding in time for any preseason games or the start of the season. 
  • Brandt thinks the team could just go by Washington Football Club for the 2020 season. 
  • District of Columbia Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton says she is ready to bring a bill proposing to buy federal land that houses RFK Stadium for a new facility for the Washington team once the team changes its name. (Finlay)
  • While three of Washington’s minority owners are selling their stakes which total up to 40 percent of the team, people close to owner Dan Snyder don’t believe he will sell the team: “It’s his identity. That’s a big, big deal.” (John Keim)
  • One the minority owners, Bob Rothman, was heavily involved with the interview process for new HC Ron Rivera and actually attended the NFL Combine, so a source was surprised he was selling. 
  • Keim writes multiple sources didn’t think the decision to sell had anything to do with the name change. One source thought Dwight Schar wanted to retire. 
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