According to the high emperor, Lord Google, April Showers is defined as rain in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the month of April. I don't know much about the UK, although I did speak to NFL Draft Zone's Dan Turner on this week's #RJOShow, so no worries there.
Here at Inside The Star April Showers means one thing and one thing only - a checkup on our favorite Quarterback/Special Teams hybrid, Jameill Showers!
Jameill Showers, for all those who are unaware, is a Dallas Cowboys Quarterback. He was signed last year after going drafted out of the University of Texas at El Paso (after transferring from Texas A&M).
Showers was showered with, sorry these puns just slip in sometimes, a ton of attention throughout the preseason when he impressed with his quarterback skills, mobility, and special teams prowess (yes, you read that right).
Seven has a skillset that allows him to play quarterback, sure, but he is indeed a great special teams player. He was used on coverages throughout the four games that no one likes to acknowledge in August.
Showers The Cowboy
After some interesting preseason action the Cowboys were fortunate enough to be able to retain Jameill on their practice squad. Even though there were more Cowboys Quarterbacks in 2015 than there have been bad Superman movies, Showers was an afterthought in the Weeden/Cassel/Moore stew that the Cowboys brewed all season long.
When Dallas begrudgingly put Tony Romo on IR they decided to give Jameill a Christmas present when they promoted him to the 53-man roster on December 25th. And that was really it, there hasn't been much going on with Jameill since then.
The Future Of Showers
Plenty of people would be thrilled to spend a rookie season on the Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad, and Jameill is very grateful.
Called it!! STAGE. 5. CLINGER. #TheBachelor
Part of his offseason has obviously been spent watching this most recent season of The Bachelor, but one can also assume that he's keeping tabs on the action surrounding the Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks... or lack thereof.
The Cowboys currently employ Tony Romo, Kellen Moore, and Jameill Showers at the quarterback position. That dance party figures to change when the NFL Draft rolls around, but for now Jameill is so close he can smell Travis Frederick's jersey.
With how versatile Showers proved to be a year ago it's likely that the Cowboys turn the temperature up a bit with this water. At the very least he'll be an arm for the duration of OTAs and Training Camp.
BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka
The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year agreement with Safety George Iloka, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Iloka spent 2018 with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals.
He's started 79 of his 99 career games since being a fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012. Iloka turns 29 years old next week.
The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have... https://t.co/JB5nJLWepc
This isn't the safety that most Cowboys fans wanted. After over a year of pining for Earl Thomas, sights turned to Eric Berry after his free agent visit in Dallas last week.
However, it makes sense that Iloka would be attractive to the Cowboys. At 6'4" and 225 lbs, he fits the physical mold of what Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard likes in his players. He also is younger than than Berry and Thomas without the same recent injury issues.
Iloka becomes one of many Boise St. products on Dallas' roster, joining Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and others. He entered the league with college teammates Crawford and Kellen Moore, the Cowboys' new offensive coordinator, in 2012.
We'll have to wait and see how George Iloka fits into the current mix at safety with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods. He spent most of 2018 as a backup with Minnesota, but Dallas will likely give him a chance to start.
BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb
According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal to help bolster their depth at the WR position and potentially become Cole Beasley's replacement.
Cowboys are giving former Packers' WR Randall Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal, per source. https://t.co/8KWFPjSP8T
The Dallas Cowboys met with Randall Cobb earlier this week, but he eventually left Dallas without a contract. He must've had a change of heart or just needed time to ponder the Cowboys offer, but regardless of what transpired in that short time he is now part of America's Team.
During his time with the Packers, Cobb accumulated 470 receptions for 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. The eight-year veteran will now be expected to replace some of Cole Beasley's production out of the slot for the Dallas Cowboys.
After years of watching Beasley as the Cowboys slot WR, it will be really interesting to see Randall Cobb in that role. He's not as quick twitched as No. 11, but can be just as dangerous due to his ability to be more of a down the field receiver. He also brings added value in the return game and could compete with Tavon Austin to become the return specialist.
This could mean the Cowboys forgo drafting a wide receiver early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I wouldn't put it past them. Regardless of what happens, this is an excellent addition.
Welcome to Cowboys Nation Randall Cobb!
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur
L.P. Ladouceur is returning for his 15th season as the Cowboys' long snapper. The veteran free agent was re-signed by Dalals today to a one-year deal.
Thanks to Jason Witten's one-year sabbatical with Monday Night Football, Ladouceur has now been with the Cowboys for more consecutive seasons than any current player. He just turned 38 last week, but Louis-Philippe remains one of the top long snappers in football.
The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark... https://t.co/2iDsi6RX7e
Retaining Ladouceur is an underrated move for the Cowboys given their situation at kicker.
Brett Maher was only 80% accurate overall on field goals last year. The team could be considering an upgrade in free agency.
Whether they bring Maher back or try someone new, having a long snapper with Ladouceur's performance perfection will make things much easier for them.
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