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Cowboys Offensive Guard Zack Martin Gets Married

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The 2016 off-season has been a busy one for several members of the Dallas Cowboys. This summer several different players, past and present, have decided to take the plunge into matrimony and they figured that the the months of June and July was the right time to tie the knot to their significant others.

I have kind of become the unofficial wedding announcement Staff Writer here at Inside The Star. Over the past several weeks there have been three members of America's Team to get married and the number continues to grow.

Towards the end of June, offensive guard Ronald Leary traded in his pads for a suit and said I do. Then, both linebacker Anthony Hitchens and former safety Matt Johnson decided to use the 4th of July weekend to celebrate their nuptials.

Well, not to be outdone by some of his teammates, offensive guard Zack Martin recently said I do to his longtime girlfriend/fiancé.

Zack Martin on Twitter

A special thank you to @magnanni1 for the amazing footwear and customer service for our wedding day! #magnanni

Zack Martin and the rest of his groomsmen are looking pretty sharp in their blue suits and magnanni footwear.

Is it just me or do those "Cowboy blue" suits make you like Zack Martin even more? It kind of gives you the feeling that Martin is showing his team pride even on his wedding day.

Whether it is coincidence or by design, Martin has now confirmed why is one of my favorite Dallas Cowboys players and to think it may have never happened if Jerry Jones had gotten his way back in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Offensive Guard Zack Martin Gets MarriedZack Martin and Johnny Manziel will forever be linked together because owner/general manager Jerry Jones wanted to draft Manziel over Martin, but was thankfully talked out of it in the end.

At the time, Manziel was considered one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft because of his exciting play in college at Texas A&M. Martin on the other hand didn't receive quite the fanfare as Manziel, but was one of the best offensive lineman to ever play at Notre Dame.

We all know now that Zack Martin was the right choice. He came in and made the Cowboys offensive line one of the best units in the entire NFL, while Manziel has pretty much done everything in his power to force his way out of the league.

Martin's career trajectory is still on the rise, but Manziel's career in the NFL is circling the drain. Martin has been voted to the Pro Bowl twice in his first two years in the NFL, while the only thing Manziel has been able to accomplish is being able to be the poster child for TMZ for his parting antics.

Zack Martin has his priorities in order and has done everything in his power to not only succeed on the field, but off of it. There are big expectations for Martin and the rest of the Cowboys offensive line in 2016 with Ezekiel Elliott now expected to handle the lions share of the workload in the backfield.

The running game will once again be featured and Martin will be front row and center when the season kicks off against the New York Giants in Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season.

The player formally known as Johnny Football will be starting the 2016 season watching from the couch and hoping that one team will give him a chance to resurrect his career.

Is there any denying that Zack Martin was indeed the right choice back in 2014?

So, join all of us here at Inside The Star in congratulating Zack Martin and his new bride on their recent nuptials.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Martin!

Please feel free to use the comment section below to congratulate the newly married couple or you can send a personal Tweet to Zack Martin @thegob70.

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Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

At long last, the Dallas Cowboys have their first free agent addition of this offseason. Having lost starters Jonathan Cooper and Anthony Hitchens at left guard and linebacker respectively, the team has added depth at LB with Joe Thomas signing a two-year deal.

The 2018 season will actually mark Joe Thomas' second stint with the Dallas Cowboys, as he was signed to their practice squad in 2015. The team that signed Thomas out of South Carolina State following the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers, added Thomas back to their active roster for the 2015 season.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have agreed to a 2-year deal with free agent LB Joe Thomas. He visited the Cowboys today. Thomas has played in 42 games over the last three seasons with the Packers. He had a career-high 70 tackles in 2016.

Thomas has spent the last three seasons starting eight games for the Packers, recording 70 tackles and an interception in 2016.

A contingency plan of Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith carrying the Cowboys for 16 games at LB requires adequate depth, which is exactly what the Cowboys are typically in the market for come free agency. Waiting longer than usual to make their first splash, the Cowboys absolutely need an addition like Thomas to perform better than last year's FA class.

Used in sub packages by the Packers while also playing special teams - where the Cowboys have lost core players in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber - Thomas will have a great chance to impress two new Dallas coaches in Ben Bloom and Keith O'Quinn.

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

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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



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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

Dallas Cowboys LS L.P. Ladouceur

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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