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Cowboys Make Late Moves – Still in The Game

Bryson Treece



As news gets out that the Cowboys are seeking a trade partner for SS Roy Williams, there are a few issues to consider regarding the late moves by the team.

After saying repeatedly during this off-season that the Cowboys would not be making a big splash in free agency, it appears the 'Boys may have been trying to lay a sleeper on everyone.

Early this afternoon, the Cowboys released veteran quarterback Brad Johnson. The moves frees up about $2 million of the salary cap, which saw an additional hike in addition to the long-planned annual increase today, and also leaves an opening for even one signed backup quarterback.

Brooks Bollinger is a free agent and there are doubts that he will be retained. Rex Grossman, former Super Bowl losing quarterback for the Bears has shown interest in the Cowboys. "Obviously my goal is to go to a place to compete but if that doesn't happen I would think that if I'm going to be a backup Dallas would be the place I'd want to go," Grossman said.

While many feel he's either too much like Romo in his gun-slinger style or just not good enough to help us win if Romo goes down again, any quarterback available that is still playing now like he played taking his team to a Super Bowl, win or lose, is an upgrade over both Johnson and Bollinger.

It's quite possible that the Cowboys have been waiting to cut Johnson to avoid a prolonged period of speculation that they are indeed going after someone in free agency tomorrow. The rumors that have been spread far and wide about Ray Lewis wanting to come to Dallas may have only fueled their desire to stay quiet for as long as possible.

Now we learn from Alex Marves at that the Cowboys are shopping Williams around the league, and it looks as though many were right, including myself, that the Cowboys do view the safety position as their top need this off-season.

Despite suffering two breaks in his left forearm in 2008, and having solid numbers in tackles the two previous seasons, Roy Williams has struggled immensely in coverage since the team switched to the 3-4 at the hands of former head coach Bill Parcels. He has been targeted as a liability in the Cowboys pass defense by every team they've faced, so his release or trade was expected.

There are still a few solid free agent safeties available right now, but each could be gone by tomorrow afternoon with such a short list of reliable safeties currently in free agency. The draft is another place where some solid talent could be found as several of the more promising safeties look to fall into the second round far enough for the Cowboys to maybe even have a choice at which one they'll take. The front-runners appear to be Patrick Chung, William Moore, and Rashad Johnson.

Stay tuned for more of the latest updates out of Dallas both here on A Cowboy Nation and on

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

Sean Martin



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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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Report: Cowboys Officially Release CB Orlando Scandrick

Kevin Brady



Orlando Scandrick

After requesting his release from the team just a few days ago, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has gotten his wish. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Scandrick has officially been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Josina Anderson on Twitter

I'm told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.

This move will reportedly save the Cowboys roughly $1.4M against the salary cap, as we hope they finally look to make some moves during the Free Agency period.

Scandrick's release comes after an offseason in which the Cowboys totally overhauled the back end of their defense, specifically their cornerbacks. With the emergence of young, promising players such as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, and the health issues of the aging Scandrick, the move makes a lot of sense.

In fact, after the Cowboys drafted Awuzie in the second round of last year's draft it was rumored the Cowboys were looking to move Scandrick for extra draft picks. Instead, one year later, they have cut him to save some cap room.

Orlando Scandrick should have a market to find a new team elsewhere, but his time in Dallas has now come to a close.

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