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Dallas Cowboys 2018 53-Man Roster Finalized (For Now)

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Are the Dallas Cowboys in for Another Quiet Free Agency in 2018?

All NFL teams were required to trim down their rosters to the league-mandated 53 player limit by 4 PM ET Saturday, September 1, including the Dallas Cowboys. This of course is just the beginning.

There isn't a single team in the NFL who won't have some kind of roster turnover by the end of the season. Teams will continue to churn the bottom of the roster in hopes of making a few upgrades here and there, and there is always the unforeseen injury that occurs.

For now, the Dallas Cowboys have finalized their 53-man roster. But, I highly doubt the players who are holding down a spot right now are the exact same ones listed when the season opens up against the Carolina Panthers. So, don't be surprised if you see a few more roster moves before the season gets underway.

Like it or not, here is your 2018 Dallas Cowboys team…

Quarterback (3)

Dak Prescott

Cooper Rush

Mike White

Running Back (2)

Ezekiel Elliott

Rod Smith

Full Back (1)

Jamize Olawale

Wide Receiver (6)

Cole Beasley

Terrance Williams

Allen Hurns

Michael Gallup

Tavon Austin

Noah Brown

Tight End (4)

Geoff Swaim

Blake Jarwin

Dalton Schultz

Rico Gathers

Offensive Line (9)

Tyron Smith

Zack Martin

Travis Frederick

Connor Williams

La'el Collins

Joe Looney

Cameron Fleming

Kadeem Edwards

Parker Ehlinger

Defensive End (4)

DeMarcus Lawrence

Randy Gregory

Taco Charlton

Dorance Armstrong

Defensive Tackle (6)

Maliek Collins

Tyrone Crawford

Brian Price

Datone Jones

Antwaun Woods

Daniel Ross

Linebacker (7)

Sean Lee

Jaylon Smith

Damien Wilson

Leighton Vander Esch

Joe Thomas

Justin March-Lillard

Chris Covington

Cornerback (4)

Chidobe Awuzie

Byron Jones

Anthony Brown

Jourdan Lewis

Safety (4)

Jeff Heath

Xavier Woods

Kavon Frazier

Tyree Robinson

Specialist (3)

K Brett Maher

P Chris Jones

LS L.P. Ladouceur

Well, there you have it. What do you think of your 2018 Dallas Cowboys?


Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

Brian Martin

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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: Cowboys Negotiating Trade with Dolphins for DE Robert Quinn

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Robert Quinn

According to a report just minutes ago, the Dallas Cowboys are visiting with Miami Dolphins' Defensive End Robert Quinn today as part of a possible trade. Miami is looking for a trade partner to try to get something back for Quinn before making him a salary cap casualty.

Quinn is in the final year of his contract and is set to count $12.9 million against the Dolphins' salary cap. Most of that is his base salary of $11.8 million, which Miami is reportedly willing to pay part of to help facilitate a trade.

Tom Pelissero on Twitter

Robert Quinn was spotted today on his way to visit the #Cowboys, who are in trade talks with the #Dolphins for the veteran DE, sources say. Quinn would need to agree to any deal. So, this is another step in the process, with a Dallas team that obviously needs pass rush.

The Cowboys need DE help with DeMarcus Lawrence's contract still unresolved and Randy Gregory now indefinitely suspended for another drug policy violation. They signed Kerry Hyder from the Lions yesterday, but he isn't a proven commodity like Quinn.

Turning 29 in May, Robert Quinn is a two-time Pro Bowler and former first-round pick of the Rams. He hasn't had the same production in recent years but still had 6.5 sacks for Miami in 2018 and 8.5 the prior year with Los Angeles.

Ever the bargain shoppers these days, Dallas is probably hoping to get Quinn for late-round draft pick or perhaps a pick swap.


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