Webster, Rolle Avoid Serious Injuries, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 21, 2012

Sep 20, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) and cornerback Corey Webster (23) and linebacker Michael Boley (59) and Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) react during the first quarter. The Giants defeated the Panthers 36-7 at Bank of America Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Giants' already depleted secondary suffered a pair of scares Thursday night in Carolina, with starters Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle both forced to leave the game due to injury. But it looks as though both will be OK, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.

Webster has a cast on his hand because of a broken bone, but he doesn't anticipate he'll miss time. He returned to the game with the injury, which bodes well going forward.

Rolle looked like he might have hurt his knee, but it's only a bruise, he says.

Both players will surely benefit from an extra three days of rest before the Giants travel to Philadelphia next Sunday night.

On to the rest of the story on this Friday morning in the NFC East:


Dallas Cowboys

From Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Tony Romo is defending Dez Bryant.

Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News notes that the Cowboys haven't forced a turnover on defense since the first quarter of the first game of the season, suggesting that has put extra pressure on the offense.


New York Giants

Newsday's Tom Rock points out that Andre Brown and Ramses Barden weren't the only stars for Big Blue on Thursday night, pointing to Michael Boley and Martellus Bennett as well.

Big Blue View: Barden equaled his catch total from last season, calling it an "OK start."


Philadelphia Eagles

From Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Still no King Dunlap, but Jeremy Maclin made somewhat of a surprising return to Eagles practice Thursday.

CSN Philly's Reuben Frank looks at the three rookies who are making an immediate impact on defense in Philadelphia. 


Washington Redskins

Tracee Hamilton of the Washington Post suggests schemes have to change to ensure that Robert Griffin III stays healthy.

From Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington: Pierre Garcon was able to practice Thursday in limited fashion, but his status for Sunday remains up in the air.