Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said he is “encouraged” by OLB Leighton Vander Esch‘s recovery from a broken collarbone and is on track to play in Monday night’s game against the Cardinals.
“I’m definitely encouraged,” McCarthy said, via Todd Archer. “Everything points forward … All arrows are pointing up right now.”
- Calvin Watkins reports that the Cowboys tried to sign QB David Blough off the Lions’ practice squad, but Detroit opted to promote him on Saturday.
- According to Watkins, Blough wanted to return to his home state of Texas.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan believes their offense has not been able to score the way they are accustomed for the last two weeks after losing to the Packers 35-16 in Week 4 and Panthers 23-16 in Week 5.
“We haven’t scored the way we need to score the last two weeks,” Ryan said. “That’s what we’ve got to fix. I think we had eight possessions last week. We scored on four of them, but you have to turn those into touchdowns. You have to quit coming away with three points when we’re down there low and quit turning the football down in the red zone.”
Ryan still feels that the Falcons will be “just fine” once they are able to correct the mistakes they’ve been making.
- Nicki Jhabvala reports that Washington continues the process of “evaluating” the possibility of allowing a limited amount of fans into FedEx Field.
- Washington promoted TE Temarrick Hemingway to their active roster. (NFLTR)