The regular season starts in exactly one week, and the preseason concludes for three NFC East teams Wednesday night when the Cowboys host the Dolphins, the Giants host the Patriots and the Redskins host the Buccaneers.
We'll preview those matchups today, but first we bring you the division's top links on the last Wednesday of August.
From Josh Ellis of DallasCowboys.com: Morris Claiborne says he could use more preseason reps before the opener. Expect to see him in there tonight.
Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News says the Cowboys face a "serious dilemma" with rookie fourth-round pick Matt Johnson.
From Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: DeMarcus Ware has declared that he'll be good to go for the opener in New York.
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com looks at Marcus Spears' chances of making the final roster. Final cuts come Friday.
Gold from Shemar Woods of New York Daily News: Marcus Thomas is pissed that EA Sports used the wrong person in his Madden 13 profile photo.
Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that the Giants need a cornerback to step up with Prince Amukamara down. Watch Michael Coe closely tonight.
Also from Castillo: Depth at linebacker is a good thing to have as cut day looms.
I've seen a thousand of these, but here's an AP story on why the Giants are lacking respect.
Speaking of the roster bubble, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com has a look at Antonio Dixon and Darryl Tapp, two very good defensive linemen who might not make the final 53 come Friday.
Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News argues that this Eagles team isn't as talented as the 2004 edition that went to the Super Bowl.
In breaking down the peculiar world of NFL kickers in light of Graham Gano's release, Deron Snyder of the Washington Times makes a good point: On Tuesday, the 'Skins released both their longest-tenured player and their most popular player. Truly is a new era.
From the Post's Mike Jones: With Jammal Brown down, it looks like we'll see Tyler Polumbus at right tackle in that opening game.
Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com discuss whether this will be a breakout year for Leonard Hankerson.
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