NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Amukamara, Giants

Kenrick Ellis, 27, is in the midst of his first minicamp with the Giants after spending the first four years of his NFL career with the Jets. He’s already noticing some differences in the two teams, including their quarterback situation.

It’s a different feeling, man,’’ Ellis told Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “I notice in practice having a franchise quarterback of Eli Manning’s caliber is a lot different in practice than when I was with the Jets. Those guys are good quarterbacks, but having a franchise, Super Bowl-winning quarterback, practice is a lot different. The feel of it is a lot different. The way it’s run is different, and it’s a beautiful thing. I really like it.’’

Here’s more from the NFC East..

  • Ever since DeMarco Murray signed with the Eagles, the Cowboys‘ running back situation has become a popular topic of discussion. While many have been waiting for the Cowboys to upgrade over their current stable of backs, owner Jerry Jones says that he’s “very comfortable” with the group he has, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News writes. If the season started tomorrow, the Cowboys would likely split carries between Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. Based on Jones’ comments, Machota gathers that if the Cowboys were to add a veteran back, it probably wouldn’t happen until at least late August.
  • Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara is entering his walk year but he’s not overly concerned about his next deal, as Steve Serby of the New York Post writes. The 26-year-old also knows that he’s not exactly “indispensable” for the Giants since he has yet to be approached about a new contract.
  • With safety Antrel Rolle out of the picture, the Giants are now left with a young and inexperienced group of defensive backs, as Tom Canavan of The Associated Press writes.
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