Good Monday morning. I trust you all had a fine holiday weekend. I know I did. Going to take this show on the road today and head down to Philadelphia to check out Eagles practice and see what all the fuss is about down there. I'll be posting from there. Meantime, enjoy the links.
Lots of competition this offseason on the Cowboys' offensive line, but Calvin Watkins doesn't expect Ronald Leary to beat out Nate Livings for a starting guard spot.
Randy Galloway writes that Tony Romo is the second-most powerful person in the Cowboys' organization now, after only Jerry Jones. I think a lot of people are overreacting to this whole Romo-more-involved-in-the-offense thing without actually seeing how it's going to work. But that's my opinion, is all.
New York Giants
So Chris Canty, who was a Giant a few months ago and is now a Baltimore Raven, says he prefers Joe Flacco to Eli Manning as a quarterback. Flacco is the quarterback of Canty's current team. Manning is the quarterback of Canty's former team. I don't see why this is a story other than it's May and there aren't any real ones.
Terrell Thomas is feeling optimistic about his latest comeback from knee injury, though he understands why the Giants wouldn't be able to count on him as they make their plans for the 2013 season. A healthy Thomas would be a boost to the Giants' secondary. It's just not one they can count on.
A healthy Jason Peters at left tackle would be a huge boost to the Eagles' offensive line, and it's starting to look as though the Eagles can feel good about counting on Peters' return.
Tim McManus' weekend roundup includes a note on DeSean Jackson's work with the Wounded Warrior Project and some positive stuff about former first-rounder Danny Watkins. I can't tell you what to expect from Watkins, but I do know Jackson is a guy who has a strong handle on the difference he can make off the field.
Since we're on the topic of guys recovering from major 2012 injuries, Nathan Fenno writes that Redskins tight end Fred Davis has much to prove this season as a guy who should be in the prime of his career.
Those who sent Robert Griffin III and his fiancee wedding gifts are apparently receiving very nice thank you notes, which was presented to me last week as one reason someone might send a wedding gift to a multimillionaire they've never met and to whose wedding they were not invited. I say Griffin has class, as we've known for some time, but I'll never understand the rationale behind a fan sending him a wedding gift. Sorry.