Breakfast links: New MetLife in NJ

June, 28, 2011
6/28/11
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Dallas Cowboys

"Leaving himself out of it," DeMarcus Ware says Darrelle Revis is the best defensive player in the NFL. Guy knows talent, and yes of course he himself belongs in the discussion. I'm still taking a healthy Troy Polamalu, but I have no issues with Revis as the top choice.

DallasCowboys.com has a slideshow list of the top 10 biggest Cowboys "personalities" of all time. Some interesting and colorful memories in here. Martellus Bennett makes the list, and ... well, I'm not going to give away the winner. I will tell you the top two guys are receivers and leave you to make your guesses. Worth scrolling through.

New York Giants

Sports Business Journal reports that MetLife may be closing in on a deal for the naming rights to the New Meadowlands Stadium for about $17 million per year. May not be as much as the Giants and Jets were hoping to get when they first had the idea to build the thing, but it's probably enough to make Jerry Jones jealous.

And Eli Manning went on the radio recently and said, among other things, that Plaxico Burress would be welcomed back to the Giants more readily than would Tiki Barber because Barber "left on a bad note." Yeah, leave it to Eli to understate things. At this point, it's hard to imagine either of those guys back with the Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles

Free-agent defensive end Jason Babin told Pro Football Focus that there's no lingering animosity that would preclude a reunion between him and the Eagles. "I think any and all feelings if they were bad could be waived by a healthy contract," he says. What's that you guys say? We haven't done free-agent defensive ends yet? Well, I'll go ahead and get right on that!

The Eagles' website looks at the team's wide receiver position and the way it's developed since the Terrell Owens days, in light of the news that Owens had knee surgery and his career could be done.

Washington Redskins

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs will be speaking at the NFLPA's rookie program, helping young players learn to handle their finances. He also expressed a great deal of confidence in current Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Gibbs is one of those guys who the NFL should be glad to see involved at any level. He brings a sense of class and dignity to what he does, and he's had enough success in the league that anybody in it will pay attention to what he says.

Here you can get a look at the way the appearance of FedEx Field has changed with the removal of upper-deck seats for the new "party deck." And apparently all the old seats that were being sold for charity are gone now, so you can't get those anymore. Which is great. Just as long as nobody's reducing capacity to artificially inflate demand or anything. We wouldn't want that, now, would we?

Anyway, chatting today at noon ET. Do stop by, please.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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