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August 13, 2019

A peek around at the rest of the NFC East: Dak Prescott's contract, Trent Williams' ongoing holdout

As we've been doing occasionally throughout training camp, let's take a peek in at the Philadelphia Eagles' NFC East divisional rivals to see what they are up to, shall we?

Dak Prescott reportedly is asking for $40 million per year

Jane Slater of NFL Network reported that Prescott turned down a $30 million per year offer, and is instead looking for $40 million per year:

Slater is a good reporter, but some other heavy hitters poured cold water on the assertion that Prescott is looking for that much:

Whatever the case, what everyone seems to agree on is that Prescott isn't taking some kind of Tom Brady-esque below-market deal so the team has more room to build around him. Prescott is looking to maximize his pay: 

The Cowboys have a lot of interesting contract decisions to make over the next month or so. They are trying to get a long-term deal done with a quarterback who may or may not be a good long-term answer, and once that is done, they will then seemingly turn their attention to Amari Cooper and holdout Ezekiel Elliott.

Watching all of this unfold, the Eagles are probably happy they got their new deal with Carson Wentz done in early June.

MORE: Eagles training camp practice notes, Day 14: Fight! Fight!

Washington adamant that they are not trading Trent Williams

Last week, a report from JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington that Trent Williams will not be returning to the team.

"He's not coming back. Period," said one source that had spoken directly to Williams.

Washington recently signed OT Donald Penn, who is competing for the currently-vacated starting LT job with second-year pro Geron Christian. Ereck Flowers started at LG in Washington's first preseason game. A left side of Flowers and either a 36-year old Penn or a guy with 43 career snaps in Christian is what nightmares are made of.

As a quick reminder, the Eagles will host Washington Week 1.

Washington, for now, remains steadfast that they aren't trading Williams, because, well, what else are they going to say.

Washington reportedly hopes that Williams will eventually change his mind about returning, but bet here is that he is moved prior to the start of the season for 50 cents on the dollar.

Giants get good news on one of their first-round picks

Rookie first-round cornerback DeAndre Baker had an injury scare, but it appears that the Giants can breathe a sigh of relief.

After an offseason that was widely criticized, the Giants have actually had a pretty quiet camp, drama-wise, and their rookie quarterback, by all accounts, has looked good. 

Their Week 1 matchup in Dallas could be interesting. I wouldn't automatically chalk up a W for the Cowboys in that one.

MORE: Is Cody Kessler prepared, trustworthy as Eagles backup quarterback? | Mailbag: Why are the Eagles seemingly content with their quarterback situation, as is?

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