Links: Cowboys hanging on to Josh Brent

June, 28, 2013
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Dallas Cowboys

Defensive lineman Josh Brent was sent back to jail on Thursday after failing a second drug test. Despite that, the Cowboys have no immediate plans to part ways with him, reports ESPN's Ed Werder. ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer and NFC East blogger Dan Graziano wrote Thursday that it's time for the Cowboys to move on and release Brent. Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News wrote that "the manner in which [the team] has refused to step forward in the Brent case is the kind of cruel joke that should turn Cowboys’ fans stomachs and maybe, just maybe cause them to think twice about buying tickets and supporting [owner Jerry] Jones and his reckless disregard for anything other than winning football games."

Quarterback Tony Romo -- speaking with reporters at his annual football camp in Burlington, Wis. -- said the 2013 Cowboys are "one of the most complete teams" he's been around. "It's going to be a very enjoyable football season," Romo said.

New York Giants

After skipping organized team activities earlier this month, Hakeem Nicks has been trying to make up with those lost reps with quarterback Eli Manning, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk. The wide receiver said he worked out with Manning twice this week and has more training sessions planned. "We hooked up twice this week already and we’re going to do it again," Nicks said at his Verizon Football ProCamp at Dwight Morrow High School.

Giants.com has a video interview with tight ends coach Mike Pope, who assesses Brandon Myers and Adrien Robinson.

Dan Salomone of the team's website has a look at the Giants' uniforms from 1925 to the present.

Philadelphia Eagles

Will Chip Kelly succeed in the NFL? Mark Maske of the Washington Post points to Steve Spurrier's failed bid to transition to the pro game with the Redskins as a cautionary tale for Kelly.

A preview of the Eagles' Week 4 matchup with the Denver Broncos from PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

Washington Redskins

The Washington Post's Robert McCartney, responding to a Post poll that shows a majority of respondents support keeping the Redskins nickname despite agreeing that it's an inappropriate term for Native Americans, called out the fan base as being hypocritical. McCartney: "Psychologists have a term for such self-serving intellectual duplicity. They call it 'compartmentalization.' It refers to an unconscious defense mechanism used to avoid mental discomfort arising from having conflicting values or beliefs. The rest of us have a term for it, too. We call it 'hypocrisy.' The dictionary defines it as a pretense of having a virtuous character that one doesn’t actually possess."

Mike Shanahan came in at No. 9 on Lance Zierlein's list of the top 20 head coaches in the NFL -- three spots behind the Giants' Tom Coughlin.

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