Sunrise in the NFC East: The Division's Top Links on June 8, 2012

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJune 8, 2012

The Giants meet the Prez today.
The Giants meet the Prez today.Alex Wong/Getty Images

That's a wrap on the voluntary OTAs. The Cowboys, Eagles and Redskins are off for a long weekend, while the Giants are chilling with President Barack Obama today. Here are the top stories and opinions in the TGIF links:


Dallas Cowboys

Pro Football Focus called defensive lineman Sean Lissemore a "secret superstar" in Dallas. Josh Ellis of reports that the team regrets not getting him on the field more in 2011. 

A pair of important injury updates from The Dallas Morning News: Rainer Sabin says Danny Coale hopes to be back by training camp, while David Moore says Mackenzy Bernadeau hopes to "be back in time." I'm only assuming that has nothing to do with time travel.


New York Giants

Not a bad week for Tom Coughlin. He signed to a new contract Wednesday, he's meeting with the President today and is calling "Riders Up!" at the Belmont Stakes tomorrow. Sunday, he'll rest.

Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole put together a feature on Jason Pierre-Paul, who isn't afraid to ask questions as he continues to learn the game. Imagine already being a master of a craft that you don't fully grasp yet? Pretty amazing.

After hearing that the Giants couldn't afford to keep Brandon Jacobs this offseason, this six-year-old boy sent Jacobs $3.36 in the mail. Click to read the letter from the kid's mom, via Ohm Youngmisuk.


Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are really putting on a show to prove to us that this front-office shakeup is good for everybody, including starving children in Africa and those who are allergic to dairy. Some, like CSN Philly's Andy Schwartz are buying the notion that Joe Banner just wanted a new job. Others, like CSN Philly's Ray Didinger and myself, think there has to be more to it than that.

Despite what the Eagles are saying, Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News is convinced there was a power struggle between Banner and Andy Reid. I buy into this as well. It might not have been as melodramatic as some of us envision, but there had to have been some tension there.

It's probably not a big surprise to anyone that former Eagle Brian Dawkins thinks this was the right move.

Andrew Kulp of The 700 Level does a good job breaking it all down.


Washington Redskins

DeAngelo Hall agrees with our notion that Robert Griffin III is ahead of Michael Vick as a rookie.

I guess it shouldn't be surprising that, according to John Keim of The Washington Examiner, Rex Grossman has been the best-looking quarterback in Redskins camp. Still doesn't feel right, though.

Rich Campbell of The Washington Times takes a look at the safety position, which has a completely new look this year.

Per Mike Jones of The Washington Post, Josh Wilson and Leonard Hankerson won't be full speed until training camp.