NFC East Notes: Manning, Manuel, Cowboys

Eli Manning has not expressed interest in a coaching position, but the likely Hall of Fame quarterback has not closed the door on remaining with the Giants in another non-playing capacity. The recently retired passer said he would be interested in a role with the team going forward, Mike Garafolo of tweets. The Giants likely would not say no to such an arrangement, though it remains to be seen if Manning would consider a position immediately. If Peyton Manning‘s measured approach to post-retirement offers is any indication, it may be a while before his younger brother commits to returning to the league in a potential front office role. Manning will not land on the Giants’ reserve/retired list, as he was set to be a free agent in March. The 16-year Giant recently said he believed he could still play. So Eli might be patient before entering a post-playing role, in the event an unforeseen development opens up a starting job somewhere.

Here is the latest from the NFC East:

  • The Eagles interviewed former Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel for a role on their staff, Jeremy Fowler of notes (on Twitter). They are eyeing the former safety-turned-coach as their secondary coach. Manuel, 40, did not coach this season but spent five years with the Falcons — four of which as either Atlanta’s secondary coach or DC. Dan Quinn fired him after the 2018 season.
  • After making several splashy additions to their staff, the Cowboys added a couple of lower-profile assistants. Mike McCarthy hired ex-Rams assistant special teams coach to the same position, Field Yates of tweets. A former NFLer, the 30-year-old Daniels spent the past two seasons on Sean McVay’s staff working under John Fassel. McCarthy hired Fassel to be his ST coordinator and has signed off on bringing the Rams’ special teams staff to Dallas. The Cowboys also hired ex-Redskins defensive quality control coach Cannon Matthews, per Yates. Matthews will remain in a defensive quality control role.
  • Although the Giants brought in ex-Cowboys coach Marc Colombo to head up their offensive line, they will keep one of Pat Shurmur‘s assistants on staff in this department. Ben Wilkerson will remain as the team’s assistant O-line coach, Dan Duggan of The Athletic tweets. Wilkerson, 37, served in this role in each of Shurmur’s two seasons.
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  1. h0wmyd0ing

    Eli to the Hall talk is insane.

    Dude had two good playoff runs. One good season. Was the epitome of average.

    If he wasn’t named Manning this isn’t a discussion

    • That’s an absurd statement. It’s not ‘two good playoff runs’. It’s two Super Bowl championships and MVPs.

      7th all-time in yards and TDs. Please take a look at some QBs already in the Hall of Fame and compare their numbers to Eli. He’ll be in easily and should be. I don’t understand why there are Eli haters, but check his actual numbers.

      • dmarcus15

        He isn’t flashy and he just got the job done. 2 SB MVPs say yeah he deserves it. Just like Kurt Warner did.

  2. Mikel Grady

    7th all time in passing yds and touchdowns. Won 2 Super Bowls one against undefeated Patriots . Cowboys fan but he is hall of famer if Jim kelly and Warren moon are

  3. lettersandnumbersonly

    It’s ok. Eli doesn’t require your approval. Bad mouth him all you like, you won’t take anything away from him or his career.

  4. nentwigs

    RE: “Although the Giants brought in ex-Cowboys coach Marc COLUMBO to head up their offensive line”,
    as far as that move is concerned,
    “there’s just one more thing”.

    • dynamite drop in monty

      There’s a really cool Columbo statue in Budapest, of all places.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    If Daniel Jones struggles or is injured Eli will be unretired in a heartbeat.

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