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Petition to White House Asks Obama to Remove Jerry Jones, and More NFC East News

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 21:  Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 27, 2012

You read that correctly. Even though Jerry Jones doesn't appear to be breaking any laws and private industry can't really be affected quite that greatly by the President of the United States, angry Dallas Cowboys fans—about 350 of them as of this posting—are still asking Barack Obama to remove Jerry Jones from his position running the team.

The Dallas Morning News has pointed us to a petition on the White House website, which was put forth by a Georgia man and states as follows:

"We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long. Request the Executive Branch's immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress."

I'm pretty sure you can make a petition for pretty much anything, but this is at least kind of funny considering it was launched the day after the Cowboys' Thanksgiving loss to the Washington Redskins

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

 

Dallas Cowboys 

Meanwhile, Jerry's son Stephen is defying math and logic and suggesting that the Cowboys have just as good a chance as anybody of making the playoffs, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Jones also said Monday he's unsure about DeMarco Murray's status for Sunday night's game against Philadelphia, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

 

New York Giants

It looks as though Antrel Rolle has officially replaced rookie Jayron Hosley at nickel corner, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger

Although that might not be permanent if Kenny Phillips is forced to miss time after aggravating an MCL injury. ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk has details on that in his latest injury report.

 

Philadelphia Eagles

From CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher: After a seventh straight loss Monday night, Andy Reid said he's yet to discuss his future with team owner Jeff Lurie.

ESPN.com's Dan Graziano writes that cleaning up the mess in Philadelphia will go far beyond Reid.

 

Washington Redskins

From Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Trent Williams is optimistic he'll play next Monday night against the Giants despite a deep thigh bruise. 

The AP's Joseph White points out, via CSN Washington, that Redskins kicker Kai Forbath has yet to miss since taking over for Graham Gano

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