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Around the NFC East, 3/5: Tony Romo to have clavicle surgery

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News, notes and nuggets from around SB Nation's other NFC East websites.

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With another busy week in the books, let's take a look at the NFC East to see what Big Blue's rivals are up to through our SB Nation NFL affiliates.

The Top Story

Tony Romo to have plate inserted into clavicle

After several weeks of deliberating, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will undergo surgery next week to heal his broken clavicle. Romo will have a plate inserted to help strengthen his clavicle. The shoulder surgery will put the 35-year-old on the sidelines for between six to eight weeks, which would allow him to return to offseason activities in May and fully participate.

Cowboys Headlines

Who are the Cowboys targeting at priority positions in free agency?

Defensive end will be one of the primary needs for Dallas entering free agency, so owner Jerry Jones could break the bank on veteran pass rushers such as Mario Williams or Charles Johnson. On offense, quarterback and running back, as well as finding a backup tight end, are some of the positions the Cowboys will need to address this summer.

Could Adam Jones be an option at cornerback for Dallas?

After cutting Brandon Carr and saving at least seven million dollars, the Cowboys will need a new starting cornerback to take his place. One of those options could be Adam Jones, who has resurrected his career with the Cincinnati Bengals in recent years. Jones was graded by Pro Football Focus as one of the top 15 corners in the NFL.

That's not where this story ends though because Adam Jones has entered the conversation after he was seen at the same restaurant the Cowboys were eating at in Indianapolis. "Pacman" is no stranger to the Cowboys as they gave him an opportunity in 2008 but he failed the organization.

NFL Combine Review: Defensive Ends

Dallas needs pass rushers, but are there any top tier talents in the draft that match up to star pass rusher combine numbers, such as J.J. Watt or DeMarcus Ware? None of the players in the draft stack up quite as much in combine results, but the closest that come to the numbers of those two Pro Bowl players are Shaq Lawson, Noah Spence and Yannick Ngakoue.

Redskins Headlines

Joe Kim leaving D.C. for Cleveland

Kim, a strength and conditioning assistant and martial arts expert for the Washington Redskins, has taken a position with the Cleveland Browns. Kim, an Ohio native, got his start in Cleveland in 1992, and this will be the third time in his career that he will work for the Browns. Redskins defensive tackle Stephen Paea reportedly credited Kim for helping with his pass rushing technique.

Cutting costs in the nation's capital?

Hogs Haven takes a look at potential veterans that could be cut this offseason, including the obvious such as quarterback Robert Griffin III and the maybe not-so-obvious, such as inside linebacker Perry Riley.

Ten free agent targets for the Redskins

Some of the options that the staff takes a look at are Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan, Jets running back Chris Ivory and Giants wideout Rueben Randle.

Eagles Headlines

Nick Foles returning to the NFC East?

The Los Angeles Rams could be looking to trade the former Eagles quarterback, and according to reports, two teams that could be interested are the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. Foles has a cap hit of more than $8 million, so trading him would save the Rams nearly $7 million.

Eagles backup center retires at 27

Center David Molk, a backup to Jason Kelce, announced his retirement, per the Philadelphia Eagles. Last season, he missed 15 games after suffering a torn bicep in Week 1. He was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this summer.

Eagles offer lowest tender to Matt Tobin

Philadelphia offered a one-year contract to backup offensive lineman Matt Tobin. The tender, which is the lowest possible tender that could be offered to restricted free agents, is worth $1.6 million.

Draft Previews

Each blog has put together NFL Draft profiles of some of the top prospects in this year's installment. Here are some of the most recent ones that you should check out.

Blogging the Boys takes a look at Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, including why he could be the best choice and why the team can't afford to use the fourth overall pick on the top running back in the class.

Bleeding Green Nation has a draft profile of former Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III,who is a tackling machine but has suffered several injuries during his college playing days.

Hogs Haven has draft previews of former Clemson cornerback Mackensie AlexanderNevada edge rusher Ian Seau (nephew of late Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau) and Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott.