Sunrise in the NFC East: The Division's Top Links on May 31, 2012

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Sunrise in the NFC East: The Division's Top Links on May 31, 2012
Via The Washington Post

Memory lane! Eight years ago today, the New York Giants signed Kurt Warner as somewhat of an insurance policy for then-rookie quarterback Eli Manning. He was 32 and he only started nine games in New York, but his best days were actually still ahead of him.

From what happened, to what's happening...

Dallas Cowboys

From Calvin Watkins of Despite being young at receiver, running back and center, the Cowboys aren't interested in bringing in any veterans at this stage. That said, if injuries happen or guys struggle, it wouldn't surprise anybody if that happened later in the summer.

DeMarcus Ware missed Wednesday's OTA practice with a neck strain that the Cowboys don't think is a big deal. Still, Ware is arguably their best player, so it's at least a small deal.

I know this should surprise nobody, but Jerry Jones has been awfully vocal lately. On Wednesday alone, he reiterated that Mike Jenkins isn't going anywhere, clarified that he decides when windows close and announced that he was accepting the cap penalty handed down from the league

New York Giants

Via the Blue Screen's Ebenezer Samuel, Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride admits that the offensive line is a concern, saying:

The offensive line is a concern. Some of those guys that haven't been needed to be depended upon have got to show up for us to have a chance. Otherwise, it doesn't matter how good your quarterback and receivers are if your quarterback is flat on his back.

Also, add Mathias Kiwanuka's name to the list of those who publicly support Osi Umenyiora's protest.

From Newsday's Tom Rock: It's a make-or-break season for Ramses Barden. I agree. It's now or never for the former third-round pick.

Eli Manning to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News: "We got to have the mind-set that we were a 9-7 team last year, not a Super Bowl-winning team."

Philadelphia Eagles

Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News on the Eagles' plan to keep LeSean McCoy fresh. History says it certainly won't be easy.

Offensive line coach Howard Mudd isn't with the team right now, but he's assessing practice tape on a daily basis from home and is keeping a close eye on fill-in left tackle Demetress Bell, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ray Didinger of CSN Philly looks at new defensive backs coach Todd Bowles, who could make a big difference in 2012.

Washington Redskins

Jennifer X. Williams (has to be Xavier, right?) of CSN Washington has several reasons why the Redskins "would have rocked Hard Knocks." Not sure about that, but they'd be more entertaining than the Dolphins.

Bad news, people of Maryland: You can't get a vanity license plate that says TOILET. But on the bright side, you can bash the Cowboys all you'd like.

Brian McIntyre of thinks Mike Shanahan is under the most pressure in D.C. this year.

(License plate picture courtesy of The Washington Post)

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