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Cowboys WR Shaq Evans Gets Four-Game Suspension

Jess Haynie



Shaq Evans

Shaq Evans has made his first headlines as a Dallas Cowboy, but sadly not the right kind. The receiver was hit with a four-game suspension in 2017 for violation of the league's drug policy.

News broke Friday that Evans, who was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad prior to their playoff game in January, would be suspended for the first four games of 2017. A series of tweets were posted yesterday from what appears to be Evans' personal account, although not fully verified by Twitter.

Shaq Evans on Twitter

I know there's news out there about me violating the NFL drug policy and people assume I'm being dumb and smoking marijuana and constantly

Shaq Evans on Twitter

Failing tests. Well that's not the case at all there are rules in the program that are not fair at all and I will leave it at that

Shaq Evans on Twitter

People that actually know me well and know what I'm about know I wouldn't jeopardize my career over drugs. THATS NOT ME

Shaq Evans on Twitter

I've passed every test I've been issued but because of extenuating circumstances I've been subjected to what I feel is unjust discipline

Shaq Evans on Twitter

I will handle this with class however and keep my head high and control what I can control. And that is to move forward and be better

While he has yet to appear in a single regular-season game since entering the league in 2014, Evans is still a noteworthy name. He was a fourth-round pick by the New York Jets but missed his rookie season with a shoulder injury. The Jets waived him the following offseason and Evans has bounced around the Jaguars and Patriots practice squads before landing in Dallas.

This suspension could be a major blow to Evans' ability to compete for the bottom spots on the Cowboys WR depth chart. Brice Butler is back on a one-year deal but is no guarantee to keep his job. Practice squad guys like Evans and Andy Jones were expected to compete.

Thankfully for Evans, the suspension does not stop him from participating in all team activities before the regular season. As long as the Cowboys keep him around after this news, he will still be able to try and earn their continued interest.

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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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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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