NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Cox, Sproles

Wide receiver Terrance Williams could be on the verge of netting a big payday, but it’s not clear if the Cowboys can afford it,’s Todd Archer writes. Williams, who is entering the final year of his contract, has never missed a game for the Cowboys. He’s not an elite receiver, but after Mohamed Sanu inked a five-year, $32.5MM deal with the Falcons in free agency and Allen Hurns signed a four-year, $40MM extension with the Jaguars, Archer sees something similar in his future.

Williams will get that money in 2017 one way or another, Archer writes, but it might not come from Dallas. To date, he writes that it does not sound as if there have been many or any discussions about a long-term pact.

Here’s more from the NFC East:

  • Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox says that he expects to be at training camp in July (Twitter link via Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer). Cox reported to the team this week in advance of their mandatory minicamp.
  • Eagles running back Darren Sproles confirmed to reporters that he had no frustration about any trade offers and staying away from the Eagles had nothing to do with wanting a new contract (Twitter link via Turron Davenport of USA Today). The Eagles reportedly got some trade interest in the running back during the draft and some speculated that his absence from OTAs was related.
  • The Redskins like their options at left guard, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post writes. That group includes Shawn Lauvao, who played well at left guard before being placed on IR with an ankle injury after Week 3, and fill-in Spencer Long. “At guard you see the improvement quite a bit,” coach Jay Gruden said recently. “Just the knowledge and the confidence that all the players get going into their second and third year, they get a little more confidence of how we do things. The calls or the ability to react a lot quicker with movement on the defensive line and knowing where to go and how to get there. [Long] has already got the athletic ability. He is a big man that can run and he is strong, so now if he brings the confidence and the knowledge of the system with him, he’s going to be very, very good.”
  • What does the future hold for Giants backup quarterback Ryan Nassib? Jordan Raanan of recently looked into what could be next for the Syracuse product.
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  1. GeauxRangers

    I don’t think the Cowboys should break the bank for Williams. He is a decent #2 but struggles making catches away from his body since he isn’t a hands catcher. He functions well with Romo because Romo can hit him right in the chest with the ball where he likes to catch it but I think we could plug in another guy and have success if Williams leaves. I really liked what Bryce Butler has shown when he is healthy and I think it is possible he can develop into that #2 guy if he can stay healthy. He must make strides this season though.

    • CursedRangers

      I agree that type of money for Williams is laughable.

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