NFC East Notes: Murray, Eagles, Cowboys

Joseph Randle took a lot of heat for saying that DeMarco Murray could have gone for even more yards in 2014, but Andy Benoit of The MMQB says that he’s right. In many instances, Benoit found that Murray was making decisions that didn’t play to his strengths. If another Cowboys running back is able to capitalize on those gaping holes left by the elite offensive line, then someone could be in for a big year in Dallas. Here’s more from the NFC East..

  • Many were surprised by the Eagles‘ decision to give DeMeco Ryans an extension given the time he missed last year and the addition of Kiko Alonso. It’s a decision that coach Chip Kelly stands by, as Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes. “I think he was productive before he got injured, and I know he recovered from the other injury,” Kelly said. “When you understand the player and what he’s all about and his dedication and what he does from the rehab standpoint, I think it’s a testament to what he’s going through right now.”
  • Dashon Goldson was “shocked” when he learned that he was being traded from the Buccaneers to Washington for practically nothing, but he says that he’s now eager to prove himself in a different uniform, as Liz Clark of the Washington Post writes. “To be honest I was a little shocked,” said the 30-year-old. “I understand it’s a business, at the end of the day. But when you think about your career, that’s not something you want to do, bounce around team to team. At the same time, I’m a professional. I know how to handle that situation.”
  • As Cowboys exec Will McClay garners more and more attention around the game, a reader asked Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News if he thinks that Jerry Jones will be able to keep him without giving him a GM title. George rightly notes that the Cowboys are armed with more money than anyone and feels that it will ultimately come down to whether McClay wants a higher role elsewhere or wants to stay in Dallas while earning top money. Still, the offers will be there for McClay, who has churned out several quality drafts.
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