NFC East Notes: Eagles, McCoy, Cowboys, Prescott

The Eagles have yet to make an offer to LeSean McCoy, but some of his teammates would like to see progress on that front.Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and offensive lineman Lane Johnson have both expressed support for a Shady signing, as Mike Kaye of NJ.com writes.

I want to see it,” Johnson said about the notion of the Birds bringing back McCoy. “You already know how I feel.”

McCoy, 32 in July, could provide veteran support behind Miles Sanders and Boston Scott. Then again, he’s not the only notable running back available to the Eagles. After rejecting a one-year, $3MM offer from the Seahawks, Devonta Freeman remains a free agent, though his asking price may have to drop before the Birds get involved.

Here’s more from the NFC East:

  • Some have argued that Dak Prescott isn’t worth the market-resetting contract he’s seeking, but Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com says the Cowboys would have a hard time replacing the quarterback. His argument, in part, centers on the Cowboys’ difficulty in identifying good young QB talent. Before Prescott fell into their laps in 2016, the Cowboys were aggressively targeting Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook, two players who have done little as pros. In 2014, Cowboys brass had to talk Jerry Jones out of chasing Johnny Manziel. Of course, they struck gold with undrafted free agent Tony Romo in 2013, but he was really the discovery of then-quarterbacks coach Sean Payton. Some have gone so far as to say that Andy Dalton could match Prescott’s production, but Barnwell isn’t buying it.
  • New Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith bulked up in advance of his NFL return (via ESPN.com’s Todd Archer). The former Pro Bowler says he “feels great” at 285 pounds, which is roughly 15 pounds heavier than his previous playing weight. In May, the NFL reinstated Smith, clearing the way for him to start fresh in Dallas.
  • The Giants could use an edge rusher, but they won’t make a late run at Jadeveon Clowney.
  • New 49ers tackle Trent Williams says he was legitimately ready and eager to play for the Redskins last season.
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10 comments on “NFC East Notes: Eagles, McCoy, Cowboys, Prescott

  1. heartbrokentexassportsfan

    You’re telling me Cam couldn’t win 8 games in Dallas? Not buying it.

  2. rotogenius

    Bill Barnwell is clueless. It’s not just Prescott vs another QB it’s the money that will hamstring then for another decade. And again they couldn’t win when he was making 750 k a year let alone 35 to 40 million. Let him walk.

  3. earmbrister

    It’s not that the Cowboys have a problem identifying young QB talent, it’s that most of the NFL does. The Cowboys didn’t draft Paxton Lynch, Connor Cook, or Johnny Manziel. Ultimately other teams did, and used higher draft choices than the Cowboys used on Prescott. In the end it’s demand exceeding supply for the entire league. There are countless teams that are in QB purgatory once they no longer have a quality QB.

    Prescott will sign before July 15, and will prove the naysayers wrong about his abilities. He’s a top 10 QB. Dalton is no where near top 10, and Cam Newton is washed up. Newton has a spaghetti arm and no can no longer rely on his legs, not to mention that he sulks when things go bad for him.

    There’s a reason why a QB needy team like the Patriots had no interest paying starter money to Dalton, Newton, or even Winston.

  4. dodgerfan624

    Dallas is not going to sign Prescott. They are going to franchise tag him to see what he can do this year. He doesn’t deserve 35 mil for accomplishing nothing.
    Russel Wilson was in 2 Superbowls and won 1, it should have been 2 but Carroll messed that up. If the Cowboys let him go no other team would give him near that amount a year. Cowboys hold all the cards on Dax. Dalton is a very good quarterback to have as a backup who can step right in and take over.

  5. seth3120

    The thing with Dalton is they get to see what he can do without going all in on him. Dalton had some good years with the Bengals no less. I’m not saying he’s the answer but I am saying I don’t know and won’t say he isn’t. They get a good backup at least and maybe he progresses. If he does its at least leverage and if he doesn’t you basically have to pay Dak. I like Dak my only issue is they are trying desperately to hold onto players that were part of an 8-8 team last year money can only spread so far. But it’s also a new coach. This year will answer a lot of questions I’d wait

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