NFC East Notes: Murray, Cowboys, Eagles

Despite the speculation of some, Eagles coach Chip Kelly insists that he didn’t sign DeMarco Murray as a ploy to weaken the Cowboys, as David Moore of The Dallas Morning News writes. “We never look at it that way,” Kelly said. “We’re just trying to acquire players. We don’t say let’s take this player over that player because it’s going to make that team weaker. I know Dallas is going to be a tough opponent when we play them this year.” Here’s more from the NFC East..

  • It sounds like in either this draft or the next, the Cowboys are likely to select a quarterback, as David Moore of the Dallas Morning News writes. Tony Romo turns 35 next month and owner Jerry Jones says he’s thinking about the future of the position.
  • Eagles center Jason Kelce told reporters, including Sheil Kapadia of Philadelphia Magazine (on Twitter), that he’s not expecting the team to trade up for Marcus Mariota, though a “lot of things” have surprised him this offseason.
  • New Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has no hard feelings about Kelly, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer tweets. “I still believe in Chip,” Maclin said of the Eagles coach.
  • Todd Gurley may have more upside, but Melvin Gordon could be a better fit for the Cowboys, Bob Sturm of the Dallas Morning News writes.
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