NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Washington

     

Cowboys

  • Jane Slater reports that the Cowboys and franchise QB Dak Prescott were involved in last-minute talks leading up to Wednesday’s deadline about an extension.
  • According to Slater, the Cowboys’ offer was between $33-35 million per year with $110 million guaranteed. Slater says the offer also included a $50 million signing bonus and $70 million paid out in the first two years.
  • A source tells Slater that Prescott wanted to get this deal done but it was just too late.
  • However, Prescott disputed some of the details provided by Slater. He did tell her that while he did talk to Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones and try to get a deal done, he’s grateful and blessed to be a Cowboy and working to do whatever he can to help the team win a Super Bowl.

Eagles

For the time being, Eagles fifth-round WR John Hightower is just learning one position like his fellow rookies as Philadelphia tries not to overwhelm their new players in this particular offseason. But Hightower is also one of the candidates to win a returner job for the Eagles, which could help him stand out at the back of the roster. Another key factor could be if Hightower, who played all over the field at Boise State, shows the same level of versatility as a pro.

“It came from me knowing all the plays and being able to move around to different positions. That definitely was one of the factors,” Hightower said via 94 WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks. “Being versatile definitely helps my game, because I can play outside, I can play inside, I took a couple snaps at quarterback.”

  • In an agent survey by the Athletic’s Ben Standig, Eagles GM Howie Roseman got a lot of credit as being one of the NFL’s best general managers, though a lot of agents also said they didn’t trust him: “He knows how to put teams together. And he’s working with a limited amount in terms of the cap. He knows how to maneuver and get players that he feels like will fit the scheme even if he doesn’t have to pay them top dollar. He’s very smart in terms of chess moves. I’m not a huge fan. I will say that, as well. But he knows what he’s doing in terms of putting things together.”
  • 94 WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks believes the Eagles are less likely to trade for Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue if he’s locked into playing 2020 on the franchise tag, as it would eat up most of their remaining cap space. 

Washington

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Washington owner Dan Snyder was having conversations with key NFL personnel about changing the name for the past several months.
  • Rapoport also says that the team would have liked to have had a new name when the former name was retired today, but that there are still several legal and trademark issues to work through.
  • On Wednesday, Washington announced that they have promoted Jeff Scott to the role of assistant director of pro scouting/advance coordinator.

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