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NFC East Notebook: Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles news, rumors

A quick look around the NFC East.

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Let's take a quick look around the NFC East this afternoon and see what stories are making news.

Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys Come Up Short On Number Of Premium Draft Picks Over Last Six Years - Blogging The Boys
We take a look at how many first- and second-round picks the Cowboys have had over the years, and how that compares to the rest of the league.

Cowboys Unlikely To Use Franchise Tag - Blogging The Boys
It should not be surprising that Dallas is probably not going to be using the franchise tag on anyone this year. There's only one real candidate, and the Cowboys just can't afford it.

Writer that helped Michael Sam come out publicly: 'I pray to God he doesn't end up on the Dallas Cowboys' | Dallas Morning News
"He can work on any team with decent leadership," Zeigler said. "I pray to God he doesn’t end up on the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Jets or the Washington Redskins. I think those three teams -- they have poor leadership, but most of the other teams in the NFL have guys -- the coaching staff, the front office and locker room -- who are equipped to deal with this."

Washington Redskins

2014 NFL Rookie Pool Estimates - Hogs Haven
Preliminary figures show that the Redskins rookie pool will be rather manageable--for reasons we are all well aware of...

Redskins' Jim Haslett: Yardage rankings are 'for losers' -
The Washington Redskins' defense was one of the NFL's worst in yards allowed during the 2013 season, but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett believes that yardage stats are "for losers."

Philadelphia Eagles

2014 NFL Scouting Combine Preview: Chip Kelly's Shortlist - Bleeding Green Nation
With 335 players at the combine this weekend, there are a lot of players to keep track of. Let us help you make a shortlist of players to watch or not watch with an educated guess at part of Chip Kelly’s shortlist.

Riley Cooper could draw a lot of interest in free agency
Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper "will have a significant demand for his services if/when he hits the market," a league source tells Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

Early Look: Eagles Project To Be One of the NFL's Best Teams in 2014 - Bleeding Green Nation
Just for fun: taking a look at some numbers that suggest the Eagles will be one of the best teams in the NFL next year.