NFL Notes: Antrel Rolle, Andrew Billings, Cowboys, & Jets


Antrel Rolle

  • Veteran S Antrel Rolle mentioned in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that “New York is where my heart is.”
  • Rolle did say that his top priority is still to play in the NFL and he’s willing to play anywhere.
  • Rolle said of returning to New York: “I would absolutely be open to that situation- It would definitely make sense for both sides.” (Sirius XM NFL Radio)

Andrew Billings

New Bengals DL Andrew Billings mentioned that his draft fall will ultimately be a good thing for him in the end.

“This is something I’m going to carry with me my whole life,” Billings said, via “It’s actually a good thing for me.”

Billings also said he now has a “huge” chip on his shoulder.

“It’s huge,” Billings said of the chip’s size, “I can’t even explain how huge it is.

“I like the feeling, though.”


The Dallas Cowboys clearly wanted to come away from the draft with QB Paxton Lynch. However, they ultimately balked at paying the Seahawks a second- and third-round pick to move up to No. 26 overall.

Jerry Jones‘ son, Stephen, once again prevented his father from making a bold move for a quarterback in round one.

“No way with Seattle,” Stephen told Jerry, via Peter King of “Too much. They want our two and three.”

Jones later would admit that he seconded guessed his decision to not part with the additional draft pick to get Lynch.

“When I got up this morning,” Jones said Friday afternoon, “I second-guessed the hell out of myself for not giving the three. I have always paid a premium for a premium. So many times my bargains have let me down.”

  • In regards to the trade the Cowboys discussed with the Ravens that would have swapped the No. 4 and No.6 overall pick, Dallas wanted Baltimore to include a third-round pick to drop back two spots, but they were only willing to give up a fourth-round selection.
  • According to King, the Cowboys favored Michigan State QB Connor Cookmarginally” over Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott. Dallas offered the Browns their sixth-round pick, but Cleveland declined and later agreed to a deal with the Raiders for the No. 114 and 154 overall picks.


  • Manish Mehta reports that Cal QB Jared Goff was actually their target in trade talks with the Titans for No. 1 pick.
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