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Cowboys Sign Jack Crawford to 1 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Sign Jack Crawford to 1 Year Deal

The theme for the off season thus far for the Dallas Cowboys has been simple. Working on the principle that the 2015 season was completely lost due to injuries, and that the current roster is much closer to the 12 win team of 2014, they have put an emphasis on keeping that very roster in tact through re-signing their own free agents.

Jack Crawford is the latest addition to this list, as the third year defensive end has signed a new one year deal to remain in Dallas. After visits with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, Crawford decided his best fit was with the silver and blue.

Todd Archer on Twitter

The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with defensive end Jack Crawford, according to a source. He visited...

The Cowboys certainly value the production they have gotten out of Crawford since his signing in 2014. Although he has just 6 sacks with the team, Jack Crawford is a valuable piece of the puzzle when it comes to Rod Marinelli rotating in defensive linemen.

With the ability to rush the passer from both defensive end and tackle, Crawford is a great guy to be able to lock up for 2016. The defensive end position as a whole was one for major concern entering free agency, but Dallas now has the following players that are capable of taking snaps from that spot:

  • DeMarcus Lawrence
  • Benson Mayowa
  • Ryan Russell
  • Jack Crawford
  • David Irving
  • Cedric Thornton

With the addition of a rookie early on in the upcoming draft, this rotation could certainly surprise a lot of people in 2016. Randy Gregory will also be welcomed back after serving a four game suspension to start the year. Most importantly, they expect to be playing from behind less thanks to the offense welcoming back Tony Romo and adding guys like Alfred Morris.

With that comes more chances to get after quarterbacks, something Jack Crawford will be doing for at least one more year in Dallas.

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  • Jess Haynie

    Four sacks as a backup, especially considering they use him inside, is pretty solid. I like Crawford a lot and am very happy we retained his services.

  • Sean Martin

    Definitely, and you have to love the approach by this front office from a numbers stand point when it comes to pass rushers. If you don't have one guy that's going to get you 12-15 sacks, lock up 5 guys that can get you 4-5 (all of the guys in the table above). Then add in another big season from Lawrence and you already surpassed 2015 production – effectively accounting for the real possibility that Gregory gives you nothing thanks to his suspension and drug history. If they get 12 games of a focused Gregory though? Well, look out Eli.

  • Mr Defensive

    The also have some dude named Randy Gregory. Just not for the first four games. Go Cowboys!

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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

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

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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