NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins


Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said he is confident that he can be the team’s franchise quarterback.

“I know I can be a franchise Quarterback and I know that I am. I know I am going to get better and with this team and this franchise behind me the “sky is the limit,” said Prescott, via SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Prescott added that he feels the Cowboys are an “exciting team” and will surprise people this season.

We’re going to be an exciting team this year,” Prescott said, via Clarence E. Hill Jr. “A lot of new faces. I think you are going to find we have a lot of new guys on this team, within this organization, that can make plays. We plan on surprising a lot of people.”

  • Regarding Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott staying out of trouble off-field, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he trusts Elliott as much as “he trusts himself.” (Clarence E. Hill Jr.)
  • Jones added that the team has a “new sense of awareness” about Elliott following the legal troubles he faced last year, but believes Elliott will not have any issues heading into training camp.


Ryan Dunleavy of takes a look at the Giants’ roster and breaks the team down by longshots, bubble players, players that are “looking good” and locks to make the team.


Redskins QB Alex Smith understands the expectations to win immediately in his first year with his new team.

No, I don’t think you can rely on the fact that, ‘Oh, it’s the first year here.’ Nobody cares,” said Smith, via Rich Tandler of NBC Sports. “It’s not like in the fall, you guys are going to be like, ‘Ah, well, this is his first year here. We’ll give him a break.’ It just doesn’t work that way.

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