East Notes: Cowboys, Pats, Eagles, Bills

The Cowboys need to draft a promising young arm and develop him rather than just rely on retreads to back up Tony Romo, opines Rich Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News. The Cowboys aren’t looking to replace Tony Romo today, but Gosselin would like to see them do something similar to the Packers, who drafted Aaron Rodgers and let him sit for three years before turning him loose. More out of the AFC and NFC East..

  • The Patriots became the latest team to give former Packers offensive tackle Derek Sherrod an audition, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
  • Safety Earl Wolff, who was placed on injured reserve by the Eagles today, confirmed that an MRI showed a lesion on his knee which needs time to heal. It was Wolff’s decision to go on IR, tweets Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com.
  • Although the Bills are certainly happy with Sammy Watkins, who has helped the team win multiple games this season, it’s fair to wonder if Buffalo’s draft-day trade for Watkins was worth it, writes Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. Considering how many rookie wideouts are having big years, the Bills may have been better off keeping their 2015 first-round pick and perhaps even trading down from No. 9 in 2014 to take a player like Odell Beckham or Kelvin Benjamin.
  • Even though Rex Ryan appears likely to be replaced at season’s end, he may end up saving the job of GM John Idzik if he’s able to steer the Jets to a strong finish, says Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
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