NFC Notes: Cowboys, Rams, Seahawks

     

Cowboys

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper says Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is absolutely as deserving of a megadeal as any other quarterback in the NFL. 

“Most quarterbacks don’t have the best bodies or probably don’t really care much about the weight room because they’re more on the cerebral side of the game, but this guy takes every rep seriously,” Cooper said in an interview on ESPN’s First Take. “He doesn’t miss a rep and I think that’s a big part of who he is. He’s just a competitor, he wants to do everything the right way. I haven’t played with too many guys like Dak Prescott, so I think he definitely deserves everything that’s coming to him. He definitely deserves to be paid amongst the highest paid quarterbacks in the league.”

Seahawks

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll says there’s a “wide open” competition for the team’s backup quarterback job between Paxton Lynch and Geno Smith.

I like the competition,” Carroll said, via Pro Football Talk. “Today we just let those two guys go at it and kept Russ out for the most part. As of yesterday, I think they both had exactly the same number of pass attempts.

“It’s just going to be a wide open competition and what we need to do is a really good job of giving them an equitable shot at it with reps, the people they work with and all that kind of stuff and that will be a big plan. It reminds me of when Russ was coming up in his first year. We had the whole thing mapped out. I don’t think that they’re going to catch Russ, but you know, you never know. That’s what competition is all about. Their reps in particular are really going to be monitored strictly to see that we can get a great gauge. Let the games begin.”

“We’re really happy with the way they’ve progressed,” Carroll added. “They’re applying the meeting room stuff well on the field. They’re handling it. You can tell Geno has played a little more. He’s been around more. Both guys have the big arm and they can make all the throws that we’re asking in the offense and they both move well too. So it’s just going to be a wide open competition and what we need to do is a really good job of giving them an equitable shot at it with reps, the people they work with and all that kind of stuff and that will be a big plan.”

Rams

  • According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, the Rams and QB Jared Goff have been working on becoming more adaptable offensively by putting Goff and the offense in a spot where they have to react post-snap.
  • Breer says that the Rams have been forcing Goff and the rest of their offense to adapt on the fly to what they’re seeing from the defense.
  • Goff is reportedly doing a better job of getting to his second read more quickly and then to the third read or the checkdown, which should help them against defenses that show something different from what they saw on tape like the Patriots did in the Super Bowl. 

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