The 7-3 Cowboys are playing well, but they won’t stop to pat themselves on the back, writes David Moore of The Dallas Morning News. “You know honestly what I love about our team is we understand we have a good record, but at the same time, it’s really nothing,’’ receiver Dez Bryant said. “We know that we haven’t gotten anywhere yet, and we know we have to work hard.” More out of the NFC East..
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if coach Jay Gruden could be one and done in Washington. The rift between Robert Griffin III and Gruden playing out in public would suggest that there’s much more dysfunction going on behind the scenes. A one-and-done arrangement would seem stunning on the surface, Florio notes, but it would be the fourth straight year and the fifth time in six seasons that an NFL coach loses his job after one year.
- Earlier today, Bryant, a pending free agent, spoke glowingly of Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, writes Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News. “He seen a lot of potential in me, and I took that as he believed in me, so it was my job to show him what he wanted me to be or better, and I think he does an outstanding job with us. He don’t BS around with us. He lets us know the truth,” Bryant said.
- In an interview with ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay (audio link), Adam Schefter said that he expects coach Tom Coughlin to leave the Giants on his own terms rather than get fired at season’s end. In the midst of a forgettable season, there has been a great deal of speculation about Coughlin’s job security. Recently, former running back Tiki Barber became the latest to pile on the Super Bowl winning coach.