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HH's NFC East Weekly Roundup

Mike Harar keeps an eye on the weekly news and notes of the Redskins’ divisional foes in the offseason.

Ronald Martinez

Here are this week's headlines:

Dallas Cowboys:

-Cowboys fans received some shocking news this week when a story surfaced that Dallas had traded quarterback Tony Romo to the Houston Texans in exchange for the number one pick in the 2014 draft. The story also stated that the Cowboys planned on using the pick to draft Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. The International Business Times reported how the story came out and was later deemed a hoax.

-NBC 5 out of Dallas-Ft. Worth discussed an interview Manziel gave this week in which he stated that playing for the Cowboys would "almost be a folktale." Manziel is expected to be a top 5 pick and Dallas would have to trade up to get him, which seems highly unlikely.

New York Giants:

-Big Blue View covered a tweet that free agent defensive tackle Linval Joseph sent out stating "I want to be back with the Giants next year!" He is expected to become one of the highest paid defensive tackles in the league after three consecutive good seasons in New York and it is uncertain if the Giants will be willing to meet his demands.

-Unrestricted free agent Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas made headlines when he voiced his opinion on NFL prospect Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay. Thomas said "I think society is ready for it and America’s ready for it, but I don’t think the NFL is." He went on to say, "It’s going to put people on edge. Not necessarily make everybody uncomfortable, but maybe guys just might not know how to act."

Philadelphia Eagles:

-Unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin reiterated this week that he wishes to remain in Philadelphia. "I’ve always stated this is where I want to be. The Eagles have stated the same thing. So, we’ll continue to get on the same page with all that and, like I said, get something done." He went on to say that his rehab is going well and he’s "in the best possible situation I could be in with the circumstances I was given."

-ESPN argues that Philadelphia’s most important free agency signing this offseason may be their punter from 2013, Donnie Jones. His 33 punts placed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line and his net average of 40.4 were both Eagle records. One of his best punts of the season was a 70-yarder that he booted against Washington that helped preserve the Eagles’ victory at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 11.