NFC East Notes: Allen, Eagles, Giants, Cowboys

Here’s a glimpse at the NFC East, where the Cowboys are in first place at 6-1..

  • Safety Nate Allen‘s poor performance might have come at a bad time yesterday as speculation swirls about the Eagles potentially looking for a replacement on the trade market, writes’s Geoff Mosher. Coach Chip Kelly took to the airwaves earlier today to say that his club isn’t looking to make a deal, but Allen hurt his hamstring yesterday, which could amp up the pressure to make a move.
  • Kelly made it clear this afternoon that the Eagles aren’t in the market for a safety, but they’ll listen, tweets Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer. “No we’re not looking into safeties. …If someone calls us and says they want to give us their safety, we’ll take their safety,” Kelly said.
  • Cowboys wide reciever Dez Bryant, who is working on a new deal with the club, has parted ways with agent Eugene Parker, according to Ross Jones and Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Parker fired his agent last week and will be eligible to hire a new one on Wednesday (link).
  • The Giants need their key offseason acquisitions – starting guard Geoff Schwartz, running back Rashad Jennings, and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie – to get heatlhy and play as expected in order to make a run at the playoffs this season, writes Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger.
  • The draft has helped the Cowboys recover from the ruins of the 2012 salary cap penalty, but it hasn’t done the same for Washington. John Keim of compares the two franchises and looks at how they reached their respective points. All of the Cowboys’ starting offensive linemen began their careers in Dallas and three – left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick, and right guard Zack Martin, were first-round choices. Washington’s O-line, meanwhile, was built largely off of players who started off with other teams and they haven’t been nearly as productive as their divisional counterparts.
  • Earlier today, the Giants learned that Jon Beason‘s season is over.
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