The last time that Jeremy Mincey was in the news he was drawing what appeared to be a line in the sand between his camp and that of Greg Hardy.
Late Tuesday night news broke, via Mincey's personal Instagram account, that the 2014 sack leader for the Dallas Cowboys underwent successful surgery on his elbow.
"Glory to God My Surgery went Well. I pray He heals me Fully so I can do some real damage this year. #Hungry.#iknowwhaticando 👏🏿🙏🏿 trust that! On the 11th NFL Season with something to prove. #MMP #NoexcuseGrindTime"
After the 2015 season finally came to an end for the Cowboys, Mincey indicated that he had some bone spurs in his elbow that had impacted his performance throughout the year. Mincey also said that he intended to have surgery to rectify that, and it appears he's done so.
Jeremy Mincey is an interesting Dallas Cowboy. He's only played two seasons with a Star on his hat, but he's developed into one of the leaders in the locker room. This is why it spoke volumes when he of all people spoke negatively about Greg Hardy's presence on the team.
Cowboys fans shouldn't forget that Mincey isn't the benchmark for the "right kind of guy" that Head Coach Jason Garrett covets.
Remember that he held out prior to Training Camp - insinuating that he was worth more than his contract said at the time. Jeremy got a little boost in salary, but remember more than anything that during the first game of the regular season he had what would have been a game-costing personal foul on New York's final drive had it not been for Eli Manning in all his clock-management glory.
Mincey is set to hit free agency next month so it makes sense that he would want to be in top shape for whatever team beckons his services. It's still up in the air whether that will be the Dallas Cowboys or someone else. At the very least it's a good sign to see that his surgery went off without a hitch and that he's in high spirits.
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.
REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight
According to TMZ, Tyrone Crawford was involved in a brawl at a bar in Panama City, FL last Friday night. The Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman and team captain was detained by police but apparently was not arrested.
The level of Crawford's involvement has not been substantiated, but TMZ's report does have him shoving police officers at some point in the action. The incident was reportedly captured by surveillance equipment at the bar.
Given that he was not arrested, one could assume that Tyrone was not one of the primary players in the melee. But that doesn't mean the NFL won't still review this matter as it relates to the personal conduct policy, and Cowboys fans know too well how "fair" that process can be.
This is certainly not a story you'd expect to see attached to Tyrone Crawford, who has been a model citizen and leader since entering the league in 2012.
Dallas elected to keep Crawford this season despite solid potential savings. He will count $10.1 million against their 2019 salary cap, which is high for his average production. However, he can play multiple positions and is one of their most experienced players.
Even if Tyrone were to get suspended by the league, it likely wouldn't be more than a one or two-game ban given his record and reputation. It shouldn't change anything about his status with the team.
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