NFC Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Packers


Cowboys executive VP Jerry Jones Jr. mentioned that he believes they could host the Scouting Combine at their training facility in Frisco at some point.

“Yes, I believe we can have the combine here,” Jones Jr. said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Was that the reason for this to be built? Not at all. But as you sit there and think about what are the possibilities if you do build it, there’s no question that’s on the radar.

“Everything you’ve ever heard is, ‘Why Indianapolis?‘” Jones added. “We all go there, and we know how cold it is. You could pick a nicer place to go as far as that time of year. Here we are in the coldest part of the year, February, doing the Combine and why are we not doing it in LA or Orlando? Well, Indy has the medical facilities around Lucas Oil Stadium. That’s what really impacts it the most.

“With this facility right here, it addresses those issues.”


Giants QB Eli Manning mentioned that WR Odell Beckham Jr looks great and healthy this summer.

“He looks great,” Manning said, via “He looks healthy.”

“I think last year it was tough on him being injured and going through those things,” Manning added. “He wants to come out and have a big year, play well and get to scoring touchdowns and celebrating and having fun again. I think he misses that part of his life — the excitement of playing football and winning games, and enjoying that part of it.


Rob Demovsky of ESPN writes that even after trading for QB DeShone Kizer to compete with Brett Hundley, the Packers “can’t feel much better about their backup quarterback situation.”

Demovsky says that both Hundley and Kizer had their moments in last week’s minicamp, but “the overall body of work included myriad missed throws and would-be sacks for holding the ball too long.”

Even so, Packers HC Mike McCarthy said that he thinks this is a “normal process” for a quarterback to go through when trying to learn a new system.

I think this is a normal process that you go through,” McCarthy said of Kizer. “Really, the first two weeks is just all classroom. So that was really spent on the new language, a lot of the changes that we were making to the guys, to the existing veterans that were here, the comparables from prior offense to the new offense. And then really phase two was the first time really just starting to go through the installs. So, obviously the OTAs we were able to get through all eight of the installs.”

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