NFC East Roundup: Jack To Cowboys?

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Here’s the latest from around the web on the Eagles’ NFC East division rivals.

Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports believes the Cowboys will go with UCLA linebacker Myles Jack at pick No. 4.

Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli had Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs toward the ends of their careers in Chicago, and he again would have a do-it-all weapon in Jack who can pair with Sean Lee to give the Cowboys two of the best coverage linebackers in the game. Jack also can blitz when asked to do so.

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NFC East Roundup: Life After Tony Romo

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The NFC East fielded some of the most mediocre teams in the league this season, yet it may be the most-talked-about division in football. Think that chatter stops in the offseason? Think again. We’ve compiled the latest on your favorite division. Get caught up.

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Master List: Eagles Coaching Tracker

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Since the Eagles fired Chip Kelly, rumors have swirled and reports have circulated about his replacement. To keep all of the information we’ve gathered organized in one place, we created the master list below.

We only included candidates who the Eagles reportedly have interest in, not people like Hue Jackson or Sean McDermott who some say it’d make sense for them to be looking at. There are also a few names who the Eagles reportedly plan to interview, but we won’t check off that last column until the interview has a specific timeframe or has occurred. Read more »

What Makes Ben McAdoo A Front-Runner?

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Ben McAdoo. (USA Today Sports)

When Ben McAdoo had an opportunity to interview for the Browns’ head coaching job in January of 2014, Aaron Rodgers had nothing but a ringing endorsement for McAdoo, who was still Green Bay’s quarterbacks coach at the time.

“I sent him a text, I said, ‘Make sure you put me down as a reference,'” Rodgers said.

“I thought having a guy who played the position was right for me at that point,” he continued. “But I told [McAdoo] this yesterday, ultimately I need and have always needed a guy who gets me prepared every week, that can give me the opportunities to reach my potential. Ben did that every day the last two seasons for me and the other quarterbacks in the room.”

With ESPN’s Adam Schefter saying Wednesday that he senses McAdoo is a front-runner for the Eagles’ head coaching job, it felt like the right time to delve into the Homer City, Pa., native’s background and find out what makes him a potential fit.

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Schefter Handicaps McAdoo As Favorite For Eagles Job

Ben McAdoo. (USA Today Sports)

Ben McAdoo. (USA Today Sports)

Adam Schefter isn’t so sure that Doug Pederson is the favorite to land the Eagles head coaching gig. In his mind, Ben McAdoo is.

Appearing on the 97.5 the Fanatic Morning Show, the ESPN analyst had this to say about the Eagles coaching search, which looks to be coming down the home stretch:

“I don’t know that [Pederson]’s the front-runner. I know that he’s square in contention for that job, I know they really like him. In my mind, my sense — these are just senses — is that Ben McAdoo is the front-runner. But I don’t know that to be right. I think Pederson and McAdoo both are square in the conversation,” he said. Read more »

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