NFC East Notes: JPP, Cowboys, Watt

Here’s a look at the NFC East:

  • Jason Pierre-Paul said today that he wants to finish his career with the Giants, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News tweets. JPP added that the two sides haven’t begun to discuss a contract yet, however. Since returning to action, JPP has┬átallied 6 tackles and one pass deflection in 3 games.┬áThe defensive end is 26, so he’s ostensibly thinking about a long-term deal with the Giants when he references spending the rest of his career with Big Blue. Of course, Pierre-Paul likely doesn’t have the same earning power that he did in the spring.
  • J.J. Watt on the Cowboys? Bills coach Rex Ryan says that his brother, former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, wanted to take Watt with the No. 9 pick in the 2011 draft, as Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle writes. Dallas wound up taking tackle Tyron Smith, a two-time Pro Bowler and a quality talent in his own right. Watt, meanwhile, fell to Houston at No. 11. Watt has recorded 70.5 sacks in over four-and-half seasons with the Texans and he leads the NFL with 13.5 sacks this season.
  • At the age of 73, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not inclined to groom a young quarterback, Kevin Sherrington of The Dallas Morning News opines. Jones has given comments to indicate that he will look for Tony Romo‘s heir, but he has also said that he expects Romo to be the club’s starting quarterback for another “four or five years.”
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