NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Riley

As bad as the Cowboys have been this season, their 3-8 record only puts them two games out of a tie for first place in the NFC East, where no team has more than five wins. As the division’s four teams try to work their way up to .500, let’s round up the latest out of the East….

  • Within his weekly round-up of notes from across the NFL, Albert Breer of the NFL Network examines the Cowboys‘ search for Tony Romo‘s eventual replacement, suggesting the team will consider targeting a quarterback in this year’s draft.
  • Breer also spoke to Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox about players-only meeting, with Cox offering the following assessment: “When you start having players-only meetings, that’s when you know things are going south. I’ve been around that before. We aren’t gonna be having any players-only meetings.”
  • Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie still believes in head coach Chip Kelly and his plan for the team, according to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, who doesn’t expect Kelly to go anywhere this offseason.
  • After injuring his foot in practice on Thursday, Washington linebacker Perry Riley will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture, writes Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Riley, who is coming off his best stretch of the season, is expected to miss three to six weeks, so there’s no guarantee he’ll play again this year.
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