Final week of August. If not for football, I would be crushed by the quickly-approaching conclusion to summer. But because we're only nine days away from the opener in New Jersey, I'm OK with this pace.
Here's a look at the division's top links this morning.
Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com takes a look at Dallas' superb defensive play thus far in the preseason. The Cowboys have given up only two field goals in three first halves.
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News writes that Jay Ratliff could be out for the first couple games of the year due to the high-ankle sprain he suffered Saturday night.
Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com writes that Jerry Jones might consider keeping seven receivers on the final roster. That would allow Andre Holmes and Danny Coale to make it, but it seems highly unlikely.
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com has details on the extensive rules the Cowboys have placed on Dez Bryant.
Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com writes that cornerback could be an area of concern with Terrell Thomas and Prince Amukamara hurt and Aaron Ross gone.
Mathias Kiwanuka is also hurt but Michael Eisen of NewYorkGiants.com writes that he expects to be back in time for next week's opener.
Initial roster cuts will be made today, and Ed Valentine from Big Blue View has a look at who might be in trouble in New York.
Kapadia also writes that with so much depth at defensive line and more cuts looming, the Eagles might want to consider trying to make a trade.
Three straight items from Mike Jones of the Washington Post, who's off to one hell of a start in the beat writer world this week. First, the Redskins have released Neil Rackers, meaning Graham Gano has survived and will be the kicker in Week 1.
Jones also reports that Santana Moss made a request to return punts Saturday against Indianapolis.
And finally, a source tells Jones that Jammal Brown underwent hip surgery last Thursday. The source claims Brown will be out another four to six weeks and will start the year on the PUP list.
In his stock report from Saturday's game, Rich Tandler of CSN Washington gives props to the Redskins' offensive line.