NFC Notes: Dak Prescott, Darren Waller, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants


Dallas’ season came to an embarrassing end at the hands of the Packers, and they have been receiving a lot of criticism since. Plenty of questions arose about their team, and QB Dak Prescott takes all insults about their culture as an attack on him. 

“Yeah, the culture is high honestly, and the culture is great from my standpoint. . . . My point is that’s something I’ve bragged on and took pride in,” Prescott said, via Garrett Podell of “So if there’s questions of that or concerns on that, I feel attacked. I’m sure some guys in the locker room do, but at the end of the day, it’s a business, and the way that this business plays out, people don’t get exactly what they want. There’s always sourness I guess you could say somewhere. I don’t want to make anything bigger than that.”


Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Spots outlined the Eagles’ upcoming offseason by talking about pending free agents from last year’s team, along with areas of need for 2024 free agency.

  • Vacchiano lists S Justin Evans, LB Zach Cunningham, LB Nick Morrow and LB Shaq Leonard as pending free agents who aren’t likely to be back unless it’s at a cheap price.
  • Vacchiano believes veteran DE Brandon Graham could return on a similar deal to the one-year, $5 million contract he received last offseason after he showed an interest in suiting up again in 2024.
  • Eagles RB D’Andre Swift is their biggest contributor set to hit the open market, but Vacchiano thinks Swift could return on a one-year deal with how much running back talent is available in free agency.
  • Philadelphia’s biggest positional needs are at linebacker, safety, cornerback, running back and receiver according to Vacchiano. 
  • Ideally, Vacchiano says Philadelphia would prefer to retain Swift. If they cannot, Vacchiano points out that GM Howie Roseman could make a run at Giants RB Saquon Barkley or Chargers RB Austin Ekeler.
  • Vacchiano also names Dolphins DE Andrew Van Ginkel, Giants S Xavier McKinney, Commanders S Kamren Curl, Bills WR Gabriel Davis, Bengals WR Tyler Boyd and Commanders WR Curtis Samuel as targets who could fill needs.


Giants TE Darren Waller has contemplated retirement all off-season, and he’s still yet to decide whether to return or not for the 2024 season. 

“I’m undecided at the moment,” Waller said, via Dan Duggan of The Athletic. “It’s really the idea of signing up for another journey. It’s tough, it’s long, it requires a lot. And if you’re not fully bought into every single thing of the process, it’s going to be tough. I feel like at the end of the day, you’re doing guys a disservice if you’re not all the way in. So those are the kinds of things I’m taking into account. I know the team is getting prepared for a new season, so I’m not trying to have it be this drawn-out thing. I’ll be deciding pretty soon, but I haven’t made a decision yet.”

“I don’t think any of my questions are about an ability standpoint. I feel like there’s plenty left in the tank, and that’s why there’s still the ability to go both ways with the decision.”

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