NFC East News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated 6 hours agoFormer Cowboys cornerback C.J. Spillman was sentenced to five years in prison today after a jury found him guilty of sexual assault. A judge in Fort Worth, Texas, ordered Spillman to be taken into custody immediately after he was sentenced. A woman accu…Share Tweet
Brandon Carr on suspensions: We have to come together even strongerprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoThe Cowboys got a double dose of bad news on the suspension front Thursday with the NFL announcing a 10-game ban for linebacker Rolando McClain as well as upholding the four-game penalty handed down to defensive end Demarcus Lawrence earlier this offsea…Share TweetAnthony Hitchens capable of replacing Rolando McClain for CowboysShare Tweet
Plummer regrets calling Jerry an “a–hole,” stands by the substanceprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoFormer NFL quarterback Jake Plummer recently called Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a “billionaire a–hole” over Jones’s contention that a link between football and CTE has not been proven. With some time to think about it, Plummer softened that stance. Plumme…Share Tweet
NFL upholds DeMarcus Lawrence’s four-game suspensionThe Cowboys got a double dose of bad news on Thursday. In addition to announcing that linebacker Rolando McClain will be suspended for the first 10 games of the season because of another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, they also passed al…Share Tweet
Jason Pierre-Paul doesn’t hide hand in new fireworks PSAGiants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul does more than talk about fireworks safety in his new public service announcement — he shows what can happen. The safety PSA he made with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which debuted this morning on A…Share Tweet
NFC East Q&A: How do you stop Odell Beckham? Sign Josh NormanESPN.com Jun 30 (yesterday)NFC East Q&A: How do you stop Odell Beckham? Sign Josh NormanShare Tweet
Eagles G.M. says they made mistakes when signing “guys who aren’t our own”Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman believes you build an NFL team by drafting well and keeping your own players, not by signing players away from other teams. Roseman said on 94 WIP that the Eagles’ problems last year stemmed from going too hard after…Share Tweet
Report: No significant improvement in Jaylon Smith’s injured nerveprofootballtalk.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)The Cowboys were able to get linebacker Jaylon Smith in the second round of the draft because fears about lingering nerve damage resulting from the knee injury he suffered in the Fiesta Bowl. Teams wondered if the issue would keep him from playing in 20…Share Tweet
Eli Manning expects to score more points this seasonprofootballtalk.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)When Ben McAdoo arrived as the Giants’ offensive coordinator in 2014, the Giants were coming off a season that saw them rank 28th in points scored. McAdoo has overseen a steady rise over the last two seasons, with the Giants jumping from just over 18 to…Share Tweet
Cowboys could see Ezekiel Elliott get 300 carriesThe Cowboys plan to make rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott a workhorse. That’s the word from David Helman of DallasCowboys.com, who writes that Elliott will have somewhere in the range of 280 to 300 carries, or around 18 a game, in 2016. That would su…Share Tweet
Eugene Monroe: I don’t feel I have to jump on first opportunities that come upIt’s been a couple of weeks since tackle Eugene Monroe was released by the Ravens and it doesn’t sound like an announcement of his next team is imminent. Monroe had conversations with the Giants right after being dispatched by Baltimore that were report…Share TweetBuddy Ryan’s introductory press conference as new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986 began with this ridiculous statement: “You got a winner in town.” Two weeks before that press conference, Ryan was carried off the field by the Bears after their …Share Tweet
Preston Parker gets three years probation for drug chargesFormer NFL wide receiver Preston Parker hopes to get back into the league. But for now, staying out of jail will suffice. According to Hannah Winston of the Palm Beach Post, the former Buccaneers, Saints and Giants wideout got three years of probation a…Share Tweet
NFC East Q&A: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants in no position to thumb their noses at Kirk CousinsESPN.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)NFC East Q&A: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants in no position to thumb their noses at Kirk CousinsShare Tweet
Sexual assault trial of C.J. Spillman to begin Mondayprofootballtalk.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)Former NFL cornerback C.J. Spillman will finally be tried on sexual assault charges stemming from a 2014 incident at the team hotel of the Dallas Cowboys. According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, Spillman’s trial is set to begin Monday at…Share Tweet
Cowboys feel good about depth of their wide receiver groupprofootballtalk.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)When the subject of wide receivers has come up around the Cowboys this offseason, the conversation usually tilts to Dez Bryant’s recovery from a pair of surgeries and his prospects for turning in a healthier season than he had in 2015. Bryant isn’t the …Share TweetESPN.com Jun 27 (5 days ago)In Burlington, Wisconsin, Cowboys QB Tony Romo is at homeShare Tweet
Roger Lewis tries to put rape accusations behind himprofootballtalk.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)Giants rookie receiver Roger Lewis wasn’t drafted, quite possibly due not to talent but an off-field issue that nearly landed him in prison. Charged as a high-school student with two counts of rape arising from incidents with the same alleged victim tha…Share Tweet
For now, Eagles plan to make Carson Wentz inactive on Sundaysprofootballtalk.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)The Eagles have said they’re going to be patient with rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. They may be so patient that Wentz doesn’t even put on his uniform for a game this season. With Sam Bradford slated to open the season as the starter and Chase Daniel …Share Tweet
A Training Football Is Helping Cut Down on Fumbles One Beep at a Timenytimes.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)A handful of N.F.L. and N.C.A.A. teams have adopted the ball, which emits sound when a player is holding it using the fundamental five points of pressure.Share Tweet
Wisconsin kid Tony Romo still looks up to Brett Favreprofootballtalk.com Jun 25 (7 days ago)Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo grew up in Burlington, Wisconsin, and when he was 12 years old his favorite team traded for Brett Favre. A quarter century later, Romo still considers Favre his hero. “I still look up to him,” Romo told ESPN. “Anybody who g…Share Tweet
Why is Jerry Jones still betting on McClain?Jul 1Even after being handed down a 10 game suspension, Jeff Saturday doesn't believe Jerry Jones is ready to give up on Rolando McClain, but why?
Golic is over NFL players ignoring rules on marijuanaJul 1Golic is tired of players being suspended for ignoring the NFL's rules. Martavis Bryant and Rolando McClain have already been suspended for a combined 26 games over substance abuse leading into the 2016 season.
Cold Hard Facts: Body Issue a predictor of NFL success?Jun 30SportsCenter lists some NFL athletes who have gone on to have successful seasons after appearing in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue.
Suspensions piling up on Cowboys' defenseJun 30ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer explains how the Cowboys defense will be impacted by suspensions to key players including Rolando McClain and DeMarcus Lawrence.