Jay Ratliff Reportedly Confronted Jerry Jones, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistDecember 10, 2012

The juiciest story in the NFC East this Monday morning has nothing to do with the four games that involved the division on Sunday. Instead, it takes us back to last Sunday, when, according to a new report from Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff had a shouting match with team owner Jerry Jones after the 'Boys beat the Philadelphia Eagles.

"They're both passionate men and great men and they want to win, that's all it is,'' a source apparently told Fisher. "But they were in each other's faces. People had to intervene.''

The whole thing was sparked by Jones reportedly telling Ratliff in the locker room that the Cowboys need him back from injury. It seems pretty innocuous, but it's possible this was just the straw that broke the camel's back for a frustrated veteran dealing with a meddling owner.


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

Dallas Cowboys

From ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins: The Cowboys are finally starting to take snaps away from their struggling offensive tackle Doug Free.

From Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News: Jerry Jones says the Cowboys will continue to be supportive of Josh Brent as the aftermath of the weekend's tragic events unfolds.


New York Giants

From Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News: Antrel Rolle backed up his smack talk with a monster performance against the Saints.

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Hakeem Nicks continues to get closer to 100 percent and could be returning to form for the Giants.


Philadelphia Eagles

From PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia: Andy Reid says Nick Foles made the call on the game-winning touchdown in Tampa.

From CSN Philly's Nick Menta: The Temple Owls have reached out to Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles regarding its open head coaching position.


Washington Redskins

This can't be news to many at this point, but Nathan Fenno of the Washington Times relays word that it's just a knee sprain for Robert Griffin III.

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: Griffin and Kirk Cousins became the first rookie quarterback duo to each throw touchdown passes in the same game since 1996.