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Cowboys Sign S Dominick Sanders, DT Caraun Reid, Plus Other Moves

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Dominick Sanders

The Dallas Cowboys did some roster churning today, signing free agent Safety Dominick Sanders and Defensive Tackle Caraun Reid. Both positions have been in question as of late due to injuries.

To make room for them on the 90-man preseason roster, Dallas waived DT Richard Ash and placed S Jameil Showers on injured reserve.

Nick Eatman on Twitter

Cowboys are expected to sign DT Caraun Reid and safety Dominick Sanders. The team waived/injured Richard Ash and placed Jameill Showers on IR. #cowboyswire

Showers appeared seriously injured when he went down on the sideline during last Saturday's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He has been a valued member of the Cowboys practice squad since 2015, switching from quarterback to safety in 2016.

Ash was on the active roster last season but had lost ground this year to the likes on Antwaun Woods and Daniel Ross. He suffered a knee injury on Saturday as well and, if he clears waivers, will remain with the Cowboys on injured reserve.

As for the newcomers, Dominick Sanders went undrafted this year but was a key part of the Georgia Bulldogs defense for four seasons. He amassed an impressive 16 interceptions over his college career.

Sanders lacks NFL size and athleticism but clearly has a nose for the ball. He was signed by the Eagles after the draft but only stayed with them a few weeks, and has remained a free agent until now.

So no, Sanders isn't going to start Week One for Xavier Woods. He may not be here for a week if Dallas makes another move at safety. But for now, he gets a chance to compete.

Caraun Reid

Dallas Cowboys DT Caraun Reid

As for Caraun Reid, the 26-year-old DT has been in the NFL since 2014. He was a 5th-round pick of the Detroit Lions.

Reid played two years in Detroit, starting 12 games in 2015, but didn't make final cuts in 2016. He was claimed by the Chargers and active for seven games, but then suffered a season-ending ACL injury.

In 2017, Reid didn't make the team in San Diego and end up back with the Lions briefly. He also was signed by Washington and Indianapolis but never dressed for a game. The Colts just released him last Saturday.

Again, this isn't a guy who we expect to be on the Cowboys' 53-man roster come Week One. He's here to replace Ash, who I also didn't have making the squad, as a preseason body. His best hope is to show enough to get on the Dallas practice squad.



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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

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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.

Adam Schefter on Twitter

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!



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REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur

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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.

Todd Archer on Twitter

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.



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REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight

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Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford Kicked Off Thursday Flight

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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