NFC Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Washington


  • ESPN’s Ed Werder says the Cowboys elected not to put in a waiver claim for former Falcons DE Takk McKinley despite having a high draft grade on him when he was coming out. 
  • According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys worked out punters Marquette King and Colton Schmidt on Wednesday morning. 
  • Dallas is looking for punting help and Gehlken says one of the two could be signed by early next week. 


  •’s Art Stapleton doesn’t expect the Giants to rush G Will Hernandez back into the starting lineup for Week 10 after being activated from the COVID-19 list on Tuesday.
  • Instead, Stapleton could see the Giants waiting until after their Week 11 bye to include Hernandez. 
  • Per SNY’s Raph Vacchiano, the Giants seem to be leaning toward waiting until after the bye this week to designate second-round S Xavier McKinney and OLB Oshane Ximines to return from IR. 
  • The Giants did not put in a claim for former Falcons DE Takk McKinley, as they were ahead of the Bengals and would have been awarded him. (Zack Rosenblatt)


  • Washington HC Ron Rivera said OT Geron Christian is still dealing with a knee injury so Cornelius Lucas will remain the starter at left tackle. (Rhiannon Walker)
  • Washington is working out defensive ends Greg Roberts, Daniel Wise, and Ade Aruna and hosting DE Jalen Jelks on a visit. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Washington designated RB Bryce Love to return from injured reserve. (NFLTR)

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