Breakfast links: Return of Favre?

July, 6, 2011
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This is how we know the lockout has gone on too long: The Brett Favre speculation is bubbling up again.

Yeah. In a live chat on NFL.com, Gil Brandt answered a question about Favre and said, "I do think Favre would be interested in talking to a team about returning. But I don't see a team out there right now that would bring him back as a starter."

What do you guys think? Vick's backup in Philly? Beck's mentor in Washington?

Nah, I'm only kidding. No way this happens again. Right?

Right?????

Least we have links to keep us sane.

Dallas Cowboys

This is a weird and kind of sad story about Roy Williams proposing to a former Miss Texas USA by mail and now wanting back the $76,000 ring he sent her. By mail. The story earns an element of hilarity because when you open the link, you see Williams with Ragnar, the insane Viking guy from the Vikings home games, and your first thought is, "Roy Williams proposed to that guy?" Anyway, weird and kind of sad, that story. Except the Ragnar part.

And because I know you've all been sitting there for years thinking, "Man, I wish I could buy a pair of underwear that shows Spider-Man wearing Cowboys colors," here you go.

New York Giants

Yes, Matt Dodge is still thinking about that punt that DeSean Jackson ran back for a touchdown at the end of the game that sunk the Giants' season. No, I don't think the Giants are going to look to replace him before training camp. Kid has a big leg. He needs to show improvement to keep his job all year, yes. But he hasn't lost it yet.

Chad Jones still hopes to come back and play football for the Giants after the car accident that nearly killed him a year ago. In this story, he says he'd think about baseball if football didn't work out.

Philadelphia Eagles

Marcus Hayes offers a profile of Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Somebody asked in the chat Tuesday whether Mornhinweg would be a head-coaching candidate next year, and the answer is yes. Especially if Vick goes off again and the Eagles have another big offensive season. That's all addressed in Marcus' story, which is worth the read.

One of Andy Reid's sons was apparently cited for some traffic violations, which is only news because of the history here and the effect that history has had on Reid.

Washington Redskins

Rich Tandler says people in the building at Redskins Park are talking about the lockout possibly ending Sunday. I honestly wouldn't be surprised at this point. The talks that are going on seem so directed, so focused and so technical that it's very easy to believe stories like this one, which says a resolution is closer than people realize. Some people reported Tuesday that it would take 10 days after a resolution to get everything formalized, and based on the indications we're getting, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that we are already inside that 10-day period.

When it all does end, Dan Daly says, the Redskins need to start getting some players. Dan can't believe the only Redskin in the NFL Network's top 100 was Donovan McNabb, who really shouldn't have been there and won't be a Redskin much longer anyway.

That's it for now. Back later after I do some online shopping for Cowboys Underoos.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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