The Cowboys are leaning toward activating left guard La’el Collins from injured reserve instead of rookie defensive end Charles Tapper, Brandon George of the Dallas News writes. No final decision has been made, however. Collins was meant to be the Cowboys’ starting left guard this year, but he has been out since Week 3 with a toe injury and was forced to undergo surgery. Fortunately, Dallas has been able to lean on Ronald Leary in his absence.
Here’s more from the NFC East:
- The Eagles announced that running back Darren Sproles will be out on Sunday versus the Ravens in the wake of his concussion. As of this writing, the Eagles have three healthy options on the running back depth chart – Ryan Mathews, Kenjon Barner, and Byron Marshall. Barner is expected to serve as the punt returner.
- The Eagles could have used Michael Floyd, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com argues, and he listed several reasons why the former Arizona receiver would have been a good fit for Philly. He argues that unlike others already in-house, Floyd is a proven performer and if you overlook his rookie season and his current so-so campaign, he has at least 800 yards, 47 catches, and five touchdowns in his other three campaigns. He’s also a down-the-field threat, something that the Eagles arguably haven’t had since parting ways with DeSean Jackson. This year, Floyd is averaging just 13.5 yards per catch, but he had an average of 16.0, 17.9, and 16.3 yards per grab in his previous three seasons. By comparison, Jackson averaged 16.2 yards per catch in his final Philly season. Yesterday, the Patriots grabbed Floyd off of waivers while the rest of the league – including Philly – passed on him.
- Recently, we listed Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay as one of ten potential candidates for the Rams’ head coaching job.