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Friday, March 2, 2012
NFC East links: Should Redskins trade up?

By ESPN.com staff

Dallas Cowboys

In his latest mailbag, Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin says the Cowboys are clinging to Tony Romo because they remember the years of churning through quarterbacks like Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson.

Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News says even if the Cowboys wanted to trade Romo to acquire Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, the salary-cap charge would be roughly $12.56 million, eating most of their estimated remaining cap space.

Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the Cowboys are prepared to change punters this season.

Josh Ellis of the Cowboys' website says the team will endure more change along the interior of the offensive line this season.

New York Giants

Giants coach Tom Coughlin moved receivers coach Sean Ryan to quarterbacks coach, replacing the departed Mike Sullivan. Kevin M. Gilbride, son of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, goes from offensive quality control coach to wide receivers coach.

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports that the Giants haven't expressed any interest in re-signing linebacker Chase Blackburn, who was among the team's postseason standouts.

Cornerback Terrell Thomas said on SiriusXM NFL radio that contract talks with the Giants are going very well, writes ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk.

Youngmisuk gives sparkling grades to the Giants' front office and coaching staff.

Philadelphia Eagles

Comcast Sportsnet's Derrick Gunn says the Eagles' decision to use the franchise tag on receiver DeSean Jackson is a win-win for both sides.

Philadelphia Daily News columnist Rich Hoffman doesn't understand why the Eagles are professing their love for Jackson.

Jackson released a statement suggesting that he would sign the Eagles' one-year tender as soon as possible.

Washington Redskins

Rich Tandler of Real Redskins wonders if the team should use the franchise tag to keep linebacker London Fletcher.

Tandler says there are advantages for both sides if the Redskins decide to trade with the Rams immediately for the No. 2 pick in the draft. The Redskins would have their quarterback situation solved entering free agency, and the Rams wouldn't have to worry about potential suitors for the pick.

Washington Post columnists Jason Reid and Mike Wise debate whether it's worth it for the Redskins to trade up for Robert Griffin III.