NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Washington

     

Cowboys

  • Ian Rapoport says he has a hard time relating the record contract signed by Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to Dak Prescott‘s situation with the Cowboys.
  • Rapoport mentions that Prescott is likely seeking a short-term contract that will allow him to maximize his value sooner than committing to a 10-year contract.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com thinks it would make little sense for Prescott and the Cowboys to not get a contract done, considering that Dallas could use the cap relief in 2021 and it wouldn’t make a lot of sense for Prescott to not sign an extension unless he’s prepared to hold out another year.
  • Fitzgerald doesn’t believe Mahomes’ deal changes much between the Cowboys and Prescott. Although, he says Dallas could benefit from getting a contract done before the Texans and Deshaun Watson come to an agreement.
  • In the end, Fitzgerald believes the solution for the two parties is a five-year contract where the money averages somewhere over the Russell Wilson $35 million a year contract.

Eagles

  • NJ.com’s Mike Kaye believes the Eagles should consider trading for 49ers RB Raheem Mostert, as he would be more talented than any free agent back currently available.
  • Kaye thinks the Eagles could land Mostert for a fifth or sixth-round pick, or a player like CB Rasul Douglas. While Mostert wants an extension, Kaye believes he’ll still be cheap enough not to be a big burden on the Eagles’ future cap space. 
  • Kaye points out Eagles senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello would be familiar with Mostert from his time as a QB coach for the 49ers.  
  • However, 94 WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks believes Mostert’s asking price of around $4-$4.5 million is too much considering he might be behind RBs Miles Sanders and Boston Scott in Philadelphia.

Washington

Dwayne Haskins‘ personal quarterback trainer, Quincy Avery, said former HC Jay Gruden never liked Haskins and didn’t receive any guidance from veteran QB Case Keenum. 

Dwayne went through so much more than someone should have to have put on their shoulders as a rookie quarterback,” said Avery, via Zachary Neel of RedskinsWire. “You go in there and the head coach makes it known that he doesn’t like you and makes it as hard as possible for you to be the guy, and then you’ve got… It’s not like a situation where you’ve got a quarterback who just wants to help him be the guy. He didn’t go to the Washington organization and have Case [Keenum] and all of those guys say ‘Hey let’s help make you the starting quarterback.’ He was kind of on his own. It was him and the OC, Kevin O’Connell, were trying to figure it out, all while the head coach says a lot of nasty stuff about you, not only in the media, but also to the team. And [Dwayne] was trying to learn how to be a starting quarterback. The responsibility level is so much more different than anything I think people can imagine, and you’re doing that at 21 years old, leading a billion dollar franchise. It’s a lot to put on your shoulders. And I’m so excited to see the way he’s bounced back this offseason.

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