NFC East QBs: Manning On Short Leash, Wenz’s Command, Prescott Contract Talks

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– The New York Giants plan to start QB Eli Manning for as long as the team is in the playoff hunt, reports Ralph Vacchiano. With rookie backup QB Daniel Jones having a good preseason, there have been calls for a change to be made with the team building towards the future. If this report is accurate, Manning’s leash could be short if the team is not winning games. Manning will be without Golden Tate for the first four games of the 2019 campaign.

– Eagles QB Carson Wentz has shown better command of the offense this offseason, according to head coach Doug Pederson via ESPN.

“It’s part of the progression of him and his growth as a quarterback right now,” Pederson said. “He’s getting to the line of scrimmage, he’s seeing things fast, he’s redirecting protection, going through his progressions, ball is coming out of his hand quicker.”

Wentz didn’t play in the preseason but his reports out of camp were positive. He gets the Redskins tomorrow in Week 1.

– The Cowboys are holding out hope for a weekend contract extension with starting QB Dak Prescott, with the team hoping to have a deal finalized by kickoff on Sunday afternoon. Team vice president Stephen Jones said during an interview with 105.3 The Fan the sides will continue negotiations into the season if a deal cannot be reached before the opener.

“I’d say the dialogue has been good, and we’re still holding out hope we can figure out how to come up with a deal by the game on Sunday,” Jones said via Charean Williams. “We’re open for business. I know sometimes the players don’t care to (negotiate in-season). But we can obviously juggle that and do that. We would be fine with doing that. It’s really up to the player and their representatives to determine what their deadlines are and their timelines.”