NFC Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Washington

Cowboys

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said former Cowboys and current Dolphins WR Allen Hurns reached out to him during his rehab from a broken ankle given he suffered a similar injury in Dallas’ 2019 Wild Card win over the Seahawks. 

“We shared a little bit of what he went through,” Prescott said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “Just knowing how strong Allen was in his comeback and just seeing him on the field the year after, it just allows you to have another sense of confidence in yourself and the people around you, knowing that I’d be able to go out there just like he did and return from this.”

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith said his rehab from wrist surgery is going well but isn’t rushing back into training.  

“Rehab is going well on the wrist,” Smith said. “It’s just taking everything day by day. Obviously, we’re a month or two out from camp, so the Cowboys want to be smart with all of their guys on just making sure that we’re not doing anything unnecessary until needed. I’m feeling great. I’m in the best shape of my life. The wrist is running its course. It’s all a matter of time.”

Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin said he is close to being fully recovered from a torn ACL and is hopeful on being ready for the start of training camp. 

I’m coming along,” Jarwin said. “Getting close. There’s really no reason, I guess, to rush into it. 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.”

Giants

Giants HC Joe Judge said he’s always been impressed by the way RB Corey Clement plays.

“Corey, I’ve known him for a long time now and admired the way he’s played both in the offense and kicking game. He’s got some experience and I was pleased with the way he came to rookie mini-camp being a vet on a trial basis and really attacked it,” Judge said, via Giants Wire. “Liked the way he worked on a daily basis and liked what I saw in terms of him coming in in shape and condition and working on the field. That’s what led us to sign him right there. We are going to always look to upgrade this team however we have to and we are always going to do whatever is best for the team.”

Washington

Now with the ninth team of his 16-year career, Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is once again learning with a new franchise. He does think that the transition is much easier on himself than others, as he has undergone the process eight times before.

“Communication is a huge thing,” Fitzpatrick said, via ESPN’s John Keim. “When that communication gets crisp, you can play faster and that puts a lot of pressure on the defense. I have a lot of discussions with the guys up front. I’m the one having to catch up right now with what they’re doing. There are certain things that maybe it is easier for me to switch teams than other guys because I’ve done it so many times. I’ve been through the process.”

Fitzpatrick also noted his excitement about his supporting cast, which includes RB Antonio Gibson, WR Curtis Samuel, WR Terry McLaurin, and rookie WR Dyami Brown.

“It’s diverse,” Fitzpatrick said. “We’ve got big guys, we’ve got small guys. We’ve got super quick guys. We’ve got a lot of speed, guys who can go up and get the ball.”

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