The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back one of their own for the 2016 season.
Rolando McClain has reached a deal to stay with America's Team. Huzzah!
Rolando McClain has agreed to a contract to return to the @dallascowboys for the 2016 season. #CowboysNation
This is a gigantic move for the Cowboys in a lot of ways.
Obviously we get to keep Rolando at the middle linebacker spot, which allows Sean Lee to remain at the weakside spot, but now we have a little insight as to where the team might be leaning come the NFL Draft.
The team was rumored to be in the mix for UCLA LB Myles Jack, but with Rolando firmly in the middle of the defense that option seems unlikely now.
The #Cowboys deal for LB Rolando McClain is for 1 year worth $5M, source said.
Rolando signed a one-year deal just a year ago, so this whole process feels like deja vu for all parties involved. McClain missed the first four games of last season due to a suspension, but it seems like he's finally turning things around and focusing on football.
This has become quite the turnaround story for McClain who has resurrected his career in Dallas after short stints in Oakland and Baltimore. The former first-round pick out of Alabama has a supreme amount of talent, it just took a team like the Cowboys to show some proper faith in him for it to all work together the way that it has.
In other news the Cowboys are bringing in former Rams pass rusher Chris Long for a visit. Now that they've shored up Rolando the focus on the defensive side of the ball is clearly getting after the quarterback, and Long might just be able to help with that.
Former Rams DE Chris Long, who visited Washington this week, scheduled to visit the Cowboys, per source.
You can stay up to date with all the big Free Agency moves with Inside The Star's Current List Of Free Agent Signings, which we'll be updating as they happen.
For now sit back and celebrate Rolando McClain wearing the Star for another season!
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.
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!
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper 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.
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.
REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight
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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