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Dak Prescott Appears on First Sports Illustrated Cover with the Cowboys

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The world can't get enough of Dak Prescott, the cool, calm, collected, and winning starting rookie quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys through the first five weeks of the 2016 season.

Prescott set the rookie record for passing attempts without an interception in his week 5 win against the Bengals, surpassing Carson Wentz who tossed a game-ending interception in the Eagles first loss this week.

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This week's cover story: @Dak Prescott has been a perfect fit for a franchise in transition (by @SIPeteThamel) https://t.co/61TInhLZXJ

Now, the record setting quarterback of America's Team, and the eighth signal caller taken in the 2016 draft, will appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated - a distinguished mark that athletes around the world strive for.

Prescott is the first rookie QB to make the cover since May, when the first overall pick Jared Goff made an appearance in his Rams uniform. Goff has still yet to sport that uniform in live action for his team this season, while Prescott has given the Cowboys hope for the present and the future - selected 134 picks after Goff.

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Dak Prescott has actually graced the SI cover twice before, but as a Mississippi State Bulldog both times. Most notably, Dak was featured here when he led Mississippi State to the nation's top ranking in college football.

"Who Dak?" is the question that this cover story now asks, a question that a multitude of answers depending on how you feel about Tony Romo with the Cowboys (the last Dallas QB to make the SI cover outright* back in December of 2013, with a feature article pleading fans to respect the greatness they currently see in Prescott).

*Tony Romo did appear on the 2014 NFL Preview edition of Sports Illustrated, but it was a regional cover that was not distributed to all readers. 

In a simple answer, and one that you would expect to hear from Prescott himself, he's simply a player that has his team in first place in the NFC East - one game and Sports Illustrated cover at a time.

Use the comment section below to share your thoughts on Prescott and this SI Cover! You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com!

Tell us what you think about "Dak Prescott Appears on First Sports Illustrated Cover with the Cowboys" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka

Jess Haynie

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The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year agreement with Safety George Iloka, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Iloka spent 2018 with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals.

He's started 79 of his 99 career games since being a fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012. Iloka turns 29 years old next week.

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The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have... https://t.co/JB5nJLWepc

This isn't the safety that most Cowboys fans wanted. After over a year of pining for Earl Thomas, sights turned to Eric Berry after his free agent visit in Dallas last week.

However, it makes sense that Iloka would be attractive to the Cowboys. At 6'4" and 225 lbs, he fits the physical mold of what Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard likes in his players. He also is younger than Berry and Thomas without the same recent injury issues.

Iloka becomes one of many Boise St. products on Dallas' roster, joining Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and others. He entered the league with college teammates Crawford and Kellen Moore, the Cowboys' new offensive coordinator, in 2012.

We'll have to wait and see how George Iloka fits into the current mix at safety with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods. He spent most of 2018 as a backup with Minnesota, but Dallas will likely give him a chance to start.



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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.

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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 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.

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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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