NFC Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Washington


Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin said he is not rushing back from his torn ACL sustained in Week 1 of last season but expects to be ready for the start of training camp. 

“There’s really no reason, I guess, to rush into it,” Jarwin said, via David Helman of the team’s official site. “Just make sure that I’m feeling good – and I feel good. I’ll just keep pushing along, and I anticipate, Day 1 of training camp, being ready to roll.”

Jarwin is hopeful to be in peak physical condition prior to the first day of training camp. 

“I’m excited, and my goal is to be the best I’ve ever been by Day 1 of training camp and carry that into the season, and let’s just roll from there,” Jarwin said.

Jarwin praised Cowboys TEs coach Lunda Wells for “pushing” the players in his group.

“Lunda does a good job pushing us, and I think we as players push each other pretty well,” Jarwin said. “It’s always a challenge every day, learning stuff every single day. But I think we’ve built the right foundation to be great.”


  • CBS Sports analyst and former agent Joel Corry writes Eagles TE Dallas Goedert shouldn’t even think about signing an extension unless it’s in the range of Browns TE Austin Hooper‘s $10.5 million a year. 
  • He adds an offer closer to $12.5 million a year would probably be more worth passing up a chance at the open market, as that’s what the Patriots paid both Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith this spring.
  • Eagles OT Andre Dillard (biceps) said he is fully recovered from his injury and “ready to compete” with Jordan Mailata for the starting left tackle job: “I’m back 100 percent. Stronger than I was before. Being out lit a fire in me that I never felt before. I’m ready to compete for the left tackle job with Jordan Mailata.” (Jeff McLane)
  • Mailata mentioned that he’s rotating with Dillard at left tackle every other day. (Tim McManus)


The Washington Football Team cut established starting RT Morgan Moses ostensibly to make room for second-round OT Samuel Cosmi in the lineup. But with new LT Charles Leno back at OTAs, it was veteran OT Cornelius Lucas getting the first-team reps ahead of Cosmi. 

“We do want (Cosmi) on the field, but we will put him on the field when we get him there, when he earns that opportunity,” Washington HC Ron Rivera said via the Athletic’s Ben Standig. “Lucas is a guy that we are taking a nice, hard look at. That’s going to be a very competitive position going into training camp. We are going to play the best guy, the guy that gives us the best chance to win.”

Rivera also said not to count out 2020 fourth-round OL Saahdiq Charles, who can play either tackle or guard. 

“Charles is having a really good camp and he’s another guy that’s going to be very competitive for us,” he said. “Again, going forward, there is nothing set in stone. A lot of these positions will be very competitive. Every position has an opportunity to have a different player start for the most part.”

  • The window to sign G Brandon Scherff to a long-term deal closes on July 15 and won’t open again until after the season for Washington. Standig points out Scherff has a ton of leverage given he’s already on his second franchise tag but he sounds open to signing with Washington: “I’m hoping we can work through something and get something done.”

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