NFC East Notebook, Jan. 17: DeAngelo Hall thinks Redskins should change name

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News and notes from around the NFC East.

Let's take a quick look at what is happening around the NFC East.

Dallas Cowboys

For Cowboys fans expecting the team to sign a marquee free agent: don't get your hopes up. After all, history shows that's just not Jerry Jones' style.

The team signed a record number (seven) free agents in 2012, but just two last year and in 2011. They didn't bring in any free agents in 2010 and three the year prior. In all, that amounts to 14 free-agent signing in the last five seasons, with Brandon Carr the only top-tier signing.

Philadelphia Eagles

Chip Kelly won't hoist a Lombardi Trophy after his first season as a head coach in the National Football League, but he won't head into the offseason empty handed. The Eagles' head man was named the Maxwell Club's Bert Bell Coach of the Year for 2013 after Kelly led the team to its first division title since 2010 and hosted a first-round playoff game.

Kelly will be presented the 55th Bert Bell Award during the Maxwell Football Club National Awards Gala scheduled for Friday, March 14 in Atlantic City, N.J.

Washington Redskins

The Skins nabbed their head coach, but now it's time to fill out the rest of the staff.

Taking over for Kyle Shanahan at offensive coordinator is Sean McVay, who coached tight ends for the team the past five seasons and played an integral role in the develop of rookie Jordan Reed last year.

What you need to know about McVay: His grandfather is in the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame, so as a 5-year-old he palled around with the likes of Steve Young and Jerry Rice. Also, he coached in the UFL under Jim Haslett and is younger than 17 current Redskins players.

While coaches like McVay are on their way in, some players are on their way out.

One example is DeAngelo Hall, whose contract is set to expire March 11 and admittedly doesn't think he'll be a part of the team in 2014.

In an interview with FOX Sports, the veteran corner said he believes the Redskins should -- and will -- change their name. Hall is the first current Skins player to offer an opinion other than full support for the mascot.

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