NFC Rumors: Cowboys, Eagles, Vikings



  • Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys already have plans in place to ask WR Dez Bryant to take a pay cut from the $12.5 million salary he’s owed for the 2018 season.
  • Hill considers C Travis Frederick to be a prime candidate to have his contract restructured for cap room this offseason.
  • From there, the Cowboys plan to sign G Zack Martin to a long-term extension, which would create even more cap space for them to work with.
  • After officially signing his franchise tag, Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence tells Jane Slater of NFL Media: “I feel like they have given me the opportunity to really break the bank next year.”
  • According to Hill, the Cowboys plan to use a first- or second-round tender on RFA DL David Irving.
  • David Moore reports that the Cowboys haven’t determined whether to place a first or second-round tender on Irving. It would cost them $4.3 million to use a first-round tender and $3 million for a second.


During an interview 97.5 The Fan, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen mentioned that he would be surprised if the Eagles do not trade a defensive back this offseason for a third-round pick.

“I will be surprised if the Eagles do not have a third-round pick. You know that the Eagles are heavy in defensive backs. I believe one of those defensive backs will be moved,” Mortensen said.

  • Jimmy Kempski of writes that of the Eagles’ defensive backs, CB Ronald Darby makes the most sense for the Eagles to shop for a draft pick.
  • Kempski points out that Darby is in the final year of his rookie contract and is going to be difficult to re-sign, considering that the Eagles have by far the most money already committed toward their 2019 salary cap.
  • If Philadelphia was able to secure a third-round pick for one year of Derby, Kempski says it would “make a lot of sense” for them.


  • Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that there’s “mutual interest” between the Vikings and free agent QB Kirk Cousins.
  • Regarding the report that the report that Minnesota has extended Cousins a three-year, $91 million offer that’s fully guaranteed, Pelissero mentions that sources with knowledge of the situation have told him this is “absolutely false.”
  • Pelissero adds that the Vikings are still working through their other options at quarterback and have spoken to the reps for Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford.
  • We have all of these quarterbacks featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.