Saturday, February 13, 2016

The imploding NFC East

Watching as the NFC East crumbles.

The imploding NFC East

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Let's review. In the past couple of weeks:

-- The New York Giants have cut ties with wide receiver Plaxico Burress after Burress shot himself in the leg in a New York club. They have stopped paying him, sent him away, and watched as the Eagles took advantage of his absence to load up their run defense and bury their running game. Oh, and big back Brandon Jacobs has a bum knee that appears to be only getting worse.

-- The Washington Redskins have witnessed snide radio warfare being perpetrated by running back Clinton Portis against first-year coach Jim Zorn, who pretty much stopped using Portis in the second half last week and said that the problem was that Portis barely practiced anymore. Portis mockingly called Zorn a "genius," among other things. All very nice.

-- Now, the Dallas Cowboys have a burgeoning Terrell Owens problem. ESPN is reporting that Owens is jealous of quarterback Tony Romo's closeness with tight end Jason Witten, and that he believes Romo and Witten draw up their own special little plays that exclude T.O. Here's the link, which includes both perfunctory denials and also on-the-record and off-the-record confirmations of a rift from teammates.

Meanwhile, the Eagles play the Browns.

Daily News Executive Sports Editor
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