Stephen Jones Says Jason Garrett Not Coaching for Future, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 9, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 21:  Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys walks onto the field during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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It's been tossed out there that when the Dallas Cowboys play the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend, both Andy Reid and Jason Garrett will be coaching for their future(s). But while Jeffrey Lurie won't address Reid's status (or anything else, for that matter), Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones isn't shying away from discussing Garrett's status.

Well, more precisely, he said he wouldn't "even comment on that," per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, but followed that up my stating that such a notion is "ridiculous."

So that's an implied "no," I guess. But a lot can change. Regardless, I get the feeling Reid has more of a reason to be desperate than Garrett on Sunday, and for the remainder of the year.

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East...


Dallas Cowboys

From Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: DeMarcus Ware says it's now or never for the 'Boys.

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News doesn't see Dallas getting to 8-8.


New York Giants

Oh boy. Hakeem Nicks says "stats is for girls," per Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Nicks plans on playing this week despite missing practice time due to swelling in his knee. But it's not looking good for Chris Snee.


Philadelphia Eagles

LeSean McCoy missed Thursday's practice due to the same illness that kept him out Wednesday, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. But he's returning Friday.

Also from Berman: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie doesn't think the rest of the NFL respects Philly's defense.


Washington Redskins

In a column for the Washington Post, Brian Burke from Advanced NFL Stats crunches the numbers to determine that the Redskins still have a five percent chance of making the playoffs.

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler looks at six 'Skins who could be cap casualties this upcoming offseason. London Fletcher's on the list.