Charges Against Dez Bryant Could Be Dismissed, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 16, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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According to the Associated Press, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant announced on Thursday (via the Dallas Morning News) that he has an agreement with prosecutors that could cause the family violence charge against him to be dismissed. 

"That situation is behind me," Bryant said, "and I'm just focused on football right now."

Bryant's focus has indeed been better in recent weeks. He was running too many poor routes and dropping too many passes when this charge, which came as a result of an alleged dispute with his mother, was still hanging over his head. 

There may or may not be a correlation, and correlation doesn't equal causation. However, this certainly can't hurt Bryant's situation, which is a good thing for the 2012 Cowboys.

There's still a chance Bryant could be punished by the NFL due to the fact that this isn't an outright dismissal or acquittal, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, but it's unlikely Bryant will be suspended for a first-time offense.

That's all that matters to Dallas football fans right now. 

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division.


Dallas Cowboys

From's Calvin Watkins: Lawrence Vickers says it'll be personal when he faces his former team on Sunday.

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News has numbers that indicate Anthony Spencer could be a better crunch-time player than DeMarcus Ware.


New York Giants

From's Matt Ehalt: Defensive line coach Robert Nunn thinks the Giants have to improve against the run in order to be more successful rushing the passer.

Joseph Addai was among 10 players who worked out for the Giants this week, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.


Philadelphia Eagles

From CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher: Bobby April is pointing the finger at himself for the Eagles' recent special-teams gaffes.'s Sheil Kapadia wonders if rookie second-round pick Vinny Curry is going to begin getting some more reps as the season winds down.


Washington Redskins

Rich Campbell of the Washington Times looks at the Redskins' struggles against rookie quarterbacks. Amazingly, they've lost eight straight games in this situation.

Also from the Times: Jammal Brown has suffered a setback with his injured hip. The 'Skins shouldn't expect anything from him this year.