NFC East roundup: Aggressive versus patience

NFC East roundup: Aggressive versus patience
April 27, 2012, 7:41 am
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Cowboys: After starting with the 14th overall pick, Dallas traded up with the St. Louis Rams for the sixth pick - yes, the Redskins old slot - to grab LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, the first defender selected. The Cowboys secondary has been an issue, perhaps the issue when it comes to why they have been a sporadic playoff player and winner. Now with Clairborne and incoming free agent Brandon Carr, the weakness is a strength, on paper anyway...Trade talk began at high noon on draft day (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)Prominent Cowboys football writer calls maneuver risky (Dallas Morning News)Claiborne stunned he's heading to Big D (USA Today)Corner explains reported low score on Wonderlic by saying he "pretty much blew it off." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)Eagles: Defensive tackle was the popular position draft pundits linked to Andy Reid's club - but getting the top-rated option required a trade. So like their NFC East rivals, the Eagles moved from 15 to 12 and acquired Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox. Stout interior presence for deep defensive front.Once again, Eagles make a bold move to get what they want (CSNphilly)Analysis: Cox will slowly work his way onto the field (Sporting News)Meet the new guy (Philly.com)Albert Haynesworth's former position coach with the Titans excited to have Cox in Philly (CSNphilly)

Giants: The onlyNFC Eastteam staying pat in the first round, New York addressed their suspect ground game by drafting Virginia Tech RB David Wilson. Brandon Jacobs left Gotham in free agency and Ahmad Bradshaw will be coming off afoot injury. Still, I didn't think the Giants would take a back in the first. Why?......because they had not selected an RB before the fourth round since 2000. That's why. (Newark Star-Ledger)Patience leads to runner for Giants (New York Times)Wilson's power and versatility irresistible (Sporting News)Giants select "best acrobat" in the NFL (NY Daily News)