NFL Notes: Cowboys, Dolphins, Jaguars, & Saints



  • Todd Archer of ESPN expects the Cowboys’ defensive line to consist of Greg Hardy, Jeremy Mincey, Tyrone Crawford and DeMarcus Lawrence in crunch time passing situations with second-round pick Randy Gregory serving as the team’s No. 5 defensive lineman.
  • Archer believes that 2014 seventh-round selection DL Ben Gardner could make an impact at some point in the future.


  • According to Armando Salguero, DE Derrick Shelby is likely entering his final season with the Dolphins.


  • Jaguars fourth-round pick S James Sample underwent surgery on Friday for fractured right arm that he sustained during Thursday’s OTA practice. (John Oesher)
  • Sample is expected to return during training camp. (John Oesher)


  • Ian Rapoport reports that Saints OLB Junior Galette is waiting to hear from one more doctor who is currently on vacation regarding his pectoral injury.
  • According to Rapoport, this will likely be another week or so before anything is decided.
  • As of now, doctors are reportedly split on whether or not Galette should undergo surgery.
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