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NFC East News and Rumors
Coaches Heat Index – Vikings coach Leslie Frazier leading another subpar season
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier recently picked up a win against the Washington Redskins.Stop yawning.Frazier’s team won, which means Minnesota’s record is now 2-7. That is just one more victory than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Jacksonville Jagua…Upvote Share Tweet
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys made a roster change late Tuesday afternoon, but it's not what most fans are looking for: The team released defensive end Caesar Rayford, who played in seven games and totaled five tackles. To replace Rayford on the 5…Upvote Share Tweet
Tribal heads thank Obama for Redskins talkNative American leaders used a meeting at the White House to thank President Barack Obama for voicing concern about the name of the Washington Redskins football team.Upvote Share TweetApparently, the Saints are worried about scoring enough points. While that sounds like a joke after they just dropped 49 on the Cowboys, they are worried about kicker Garrett Hartley at the moment, since he kept them from getting 52. According to Adam S…Upvote Share TweetCowboys coach Jason Garrett’s no dummy. He knows Dez Bryant remains his best chance of scoring a lot of points. He also knows who’s signing the checks. After owner Jerry Jones made a not-subtle suggestion to his coaching staff to get Bryant the ball mor…Upvote Share TweetEagles coach Chip Kelly has thus far resisted calls for him to name a starting quarterback by saying that Michael Vick isn’t healthy and that means there’s no reason to label him or Nick Foles as the team’s starter. Vick said Tuesday that there’s been n…Upvote Share TweetFred Smoot has been on Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan's case most of the season in his regular appearances on 106.7 The Fan in D.C. In fact, Smoot thinks Shanahan's time could be up if the Redskins can't win Sunday against the Philadelphia…Upvote Share TweetIRVING, Texas -- One of the fallacies of an NFL bye week is that a team "gets back to fundamentals," and works on things they need to correct. Not really. The Dallas Cowboys will have one practice this week (Wednesday), which will last roughly…Upvote Share TweetThe Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver/return man Brad Smith, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Friday.Upvote Share TweetRaiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor said after Sunday’s loss to the Giants that his knee was bothering him throughout the game. His coach never heard those complaints, but acknowledged the MCL sprain which was downplayed last week might have been more of…Upvote Share TweetJerry Jones sees no reason to shake up the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff during the bye week, although he does have some direct advice for his coaches.Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not ready to get ‘panicky’ after blowout loss against SaintsDallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not believe now is the time to get “panicky." If not now, then when? Dallas was recently dismantled during a 49-17 loss against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday. New Orleans compiled 625 yards against Da…Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys will be without Justin Durant for 3-4 weeks as wellWhen it rains at linebacker for the Cowboys, it pours. Nick Eatman of the team’s website reports that owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that linebacker Justin Durant will miss up to a month after suffering a hamstring injury in last Sunday’s loss to the Sa…Upvote Share Tweet
Gronk, On Asian Fan: "They Told Me He Could Only Cook Fried Rice"deadspin.com Updated Nov 12, 2013Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. The Endless Summer of Gronk rolls on. On Sunday night, Gronkowski hosted a watch party in Foxboro for the Cowboys-Saints game. For $87 a person, attendees received food, two drinks, a photo with Rob, …Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins leaning on last year’s streak for hopeWhen the Giants talk about being firmly in the race (and everyone in the NFC East is), it seems more reasonable. But the Redskins, owners of an identical 3-6 record, are leaning on their own recent history as they try to cling to hope for the rest of th…Upvote Share Tweet
Kelly on challenge decision, Henery missPHILADELPHIA – Upon further review, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn’t think his replay-challenge procedure needs any further review. There was a play, a 36-yard completion from Green Bay’s Scott Tolzien to Jarrett Boykin, that Kelly should ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants toning down the talk now that they’re winningWhen the Giants were 0-6, they were full of confidence. Maybe because they were 0-6, they were trying to talk themselves into it. But after winning three straight, they’re amazingly within a game and a half of first place in the NFC East, and have diale…Upvote Share Tweet
'A Football Life: Cris Carter'- Trouble with the lawNov 12Find out how Cris Carter's incredible career at Ohio State came to an end when he got in trouble for drug use and signing with an agent before his senior year. Also, see how far Carter fell in the NFL draft.
'A Football Life: Cris Carter'- Hitting rock bottom in PhillyNov 12Did you know that Cris Carter started his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, but was released by his head coach, Buddy Ryan, because of drug problems? See how Ryan and the Minnesota Vikings helped save Carter's life.
Jerry Jones: No Staff ChangesNov 12Jerome Bettis with the latest on the Dallas Cowboys and why Jerry Jones will not make changes on the coaching staff.
Eagles Sign Brad SmithNov 12Field Yates discusses the Eagles' decision to bring in versatile receiver/return man Brad Smith, who was released by the Bills on Friday.
Clayton's mailbag -- NFL's worst offseason decisionsNov 12Clayton's mailbag: The Ed Reed signing and the Cowboys' defensive change have turned out to be among the biggest mistakes of the offseason.
Don Banks: Colin Kaepernick struggling to keep pace with adjusting defense…Nov 12It was a year ago right now that Colin Kaepernick exploded on to the scene as a starting quarterback in the NFL, making the game look almost easy with his blend of dynamic playmaking and dual-threat athleticism. The San Francisco 49ers started him ahead…