NFC East Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants

Many are fretting about the Cowboys‘ lack of a true No. 1 wide receiver, but newcomer Allen Hurns is not among them.

As far as this locker, to ourselves or in the meeting rooms, we don’t talk about that at all,” said Hurns (via Charean Williams of PFT). “The main thing for us is we come in and compete and try to earn our job. I feel like we’ve got a lot of guys who’ve got to come in and prove ourselves regardless. It’s motivation, but that’s not our main motivation. Our main motivation is to come in and be great. Me, I’m not coming off my best year. That’s the same with Beas. He didn’t have his best year last year. Same with TWill [Terrance Williams] and Tavon [Austin]. The list goes on. We’re not coming off our best year. Being young guys coming into the league, you’ve got something to prove. That’s not our main motivation, but it does add fuel to the fire.”

Hurns is the Cowboys’ only receiver with a 1,000-yard campaign to his credit, and that was back in 2015. Many see that as cause for concern, but then again, quarterback Dak Prescott has been known to move the ball around in his offense.

Here’s more from the NFC East:

  • Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said he expects all his players to be at training camp. He added that there is ‘no reason to believe’ Odell Beckham won’t be able to do everything at practice (Twitter link via Jordan Raanan of For now, Beckham seems on course to attend training camp even as he pressures the team for a monster multi-year extension.
  • The Cowboys worked out defensive end Jimmy Bean this week, Ian Rapoport of tweets. Bean was on the Raiders’ practice squad in 2016 and recovering from an injury last year. This marked the second time Dallas has worked him out, though he has been reached just yet.
  • This week, the Redskins wrapped up their draft class by signing third-round tackle Geron Christian.
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