Here’s a look at the NFC East..
- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that running back Joseph Randle has been excused from the team today to deal with a personal issue, Todd Archer of ESPN.com tweets. However, did not say whether it was related to his demotion from a starting role or possible discipline from the league. Even though Randle was at the team’s facility this morning, Garrett said he did not meet with the running back.
- Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul looked good in practice on Thursday, but defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo isn’t going to rush things, as Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Post writes. “It’s going to take a little while, it’s really early now,” Spagnuolo said. “We want to be optimistic, and I know he (Pierre-Paul) is too, but I think we want to be smart about it. We’ll just see where it goes.”
- Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger (on Twitter) can see the Giants making a trade between now and the deadline, depending on where they are in a few weeks. The Giants are currently 4-3 heading into Sunday’s contest against the Saints.