DRC Defends Juan Castillo, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistOctober 26, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13:  Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles returns a punt against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Cardinals won 21-17. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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One day after Brandon Graham threw former defensive coordinator Juan Castillo even further under the bus for the Philadelphia Eagles' "struggles" on defense, Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie has come to Castillo's defense.

"If you look at statistics we're still in the top," Rodgers-Cromartie said on Thursday, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "That was a decision that was made. I can't do nothing about it. But ain't see no problem."

DRC said it's about personal accountability. 

"I feel like every man should be accountable for themself," he told the media. "In life, anytime things go wrong it's easy to say, 'Well, he did this and he did that,' instead of saying, 'I did this, I did that.'"

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division.


Dallas Cowboys

ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer writes about how the Cowboys can learn from the New York Giants

A key there is overcoming adversity, and Tony Romo believes that the Cowboys can do that by rallying after the loss of Sean Lee, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.


New York Giants

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: Ahmad Bradshaw hasn't practiced yet this week but he still plans on getting work in on Friday and suiting up against Dallas on Sunday.

From Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger: Perry Fewell says Jason Pierre-Paul remains dominant despite a decline in sacks. Watching him play, it's hard to disagree.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Marty Mornhinweg says reducing turnovers is the key to turning things around on offense. Also, we landed on the moon.

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher reports that Danny Watkins' status for Sunday's game against Atlanta is up in the air


Washington Redskins

From Rich Campbell and Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: London Fletcher's status for Sunday doesn't look good. He missed Thursday's practice so he could "undergo extensive neurological testing to determine the cause of a balance problem."

Mike Jones of the Washington Post looks at Santana Moss' reduced yet effective role in the Redskins offense.