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Can Orton beat the Eagles?



Just a day after Tony Romo led the offense down the field with a 94 yard game winning drive. The worst news possible came out of Dallas, "Romo out for the season." As Tony was evading pressure late in the game, he tweaked his back but remained in to finally hook up with running back DeMarco Murray to send the Cowboys into a win or go home game against the Eagles next Sunday nightie Dallas. This isn't the first issue Romo has had with his back. He underwent offseason back surgery after last season. He had this to say after the game about his injury, “I tweaked it in the game and then for whatever reason then, the twist or whatever it was, definitely just made it not feel comfortable.”

Being a Cowboys fan you learn to expect devastating news like this late in the season. But at this point there is nothing to do but look forward. The only other active QB for the Cowboys is nine year veteran Kyle Orton who has seen limited time this season. The question is, can he be ready by Sunday night to go toe to toe with one of the hottest teams in the league right now? Orton isn't considered a gunslinger by any means but his best attribute will be game management. He won't make the spectacular plays we are accustom of seeing out of Romo, but he is fully capable of making throws to move the chains.

I don't see the Cowboys making it past the first round, but don't count them out against the Eagles. If we have learned anything over the past three weeks it is that backup quarterbacks are capable of leading their teams to victory. The running game will be key, and the way Murray ran this past week there should still be hope in Big D. This weeks preparation will be the most important all season, Orton and his talented squad of receivers will have to be on the same page. The playbook will probably have to be cut down, but that might not be such a bad thing. When JG out-thinks himself, is when the offense gets into a bind.

Tony_RomoIt's hard to say right now, just what Romo's injury is. But the only thing to do at this point is to move forward with Orton. It will be interesting to see how many of the "Romo haters" will be wishing for him back after this week.


  • Phillip

    Wow is it true romo out

    • Patrick Conn

      I wouldn’t jump to that thought just yet.

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

Jess Haynie



Jamize Olawale, Raiders

Less than a week after the Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders in free agency, the two teams have worked out a trade to send FB Jamize Olawale from Oakland to Dallas.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Fullback trade! The #Raiders are sending FB Jamize Olawale to the #Cowboys, sources say. Dallas has its fullback, one who was with Oakland since 2012.

To facilitate the trade, the Cowboys will send their fifth-round pick (173rd overall) to the Raiders for their sixth-round pick (192nd), moving back just 19 spots.

In return, Dallas not only brings in a veteran replacement at FB but a player they already know.

Jamize Olawale was an undrafted rookie free agent of the Cowboys in 2012. Despite a strong showing in that preseason, Dallas did not have room for him on the roster. He was on the team's practice squad until December, when Oakland poached him.

Since then, Olawale has been a regular roleplayer in the Raiders' offense. He's missed just six games since 2013.

Jamize brings more offensive firepower to the FB position than Keith Smith had. He's scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three seasons. He can be effective both running and receiving.

Through the trade, Dallas picks up the final year of Olawale's current contract. It calls for a $1.5 million base salary in 2018.

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Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018 1

Continuity is the key to good special teams play in the NFL. Already losing long-time Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia to the Raiders - who promptly snatched ST aces Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber in free agency - the Dallas Cowboys have announced their intentions to re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for the 2018 season.

Returning on a one-year deal, the fan favorite Ladouceur will be back to do what he does best in cleanly executing almost every special teams snap for Chris Jones or Dan Bailey to handle.

Todd Archer on Twitter

Long snapper L.P. Ladouceur will re-sign with the Cowboys on Monday, according to sources, on a one-year deal. He will be in his 14th season with the franchise. Only Jason Witten, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei will have more years of...

While Jones has improved as the Cowboys' punter with each passing season, Kicker Dan Bailey actually enters 2018 as another question mark on this unit. With the general belief around the team being that Bailey will be just fine moving forward, the Cowboys will no longer have to worry about who handles long snaps next year either.

Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018

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L.P. Ladouceur is back in the silver and blue, and in this moment, everything can be alright with the world.

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Report: Raiders Sign Former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber

Kevin Brady



Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Linebacker Kyle Wilber

A Free Agency period filled with departures continued for the Dallas Cowboys today, as the Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed the now-former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber.


The Raiders have signed LB Kyle Wilber:

Wilber has been with the Cowboys since 2012, and has played in all 16 games four of the past five seasons. Most of his time has come on special teams, but he did provide solid linebacker depth for the Cowboys since joining the team.

Dallas has now lost both Wilber and Anthony Hitchens, depleting their linebacker depth even further over the last couple weeks.

The Raiders have now signed two key special teams contributors for the Cowboys in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber this offseason. Hopefully Dallas can replace these types of "replacement level" players throughout the rest of the offseason, especially during the NFL Draft.

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