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Dallas Cowboys: Mid-Training Camp Review 2015



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With the Blue-White Scrimmage in the books, the Dallas Cowboys are now preparing for their first preseason game of the 2015 season this Thursday, August 13th. Here’s a quick roundup of the injuries and highlights that have transpired since camp began.


Kenneth Boatright (neck), should be fine, but still hospitalized as of Sunday afternoon.

Lance Dunbar (ankle), Dez Bryant (hamstring), Scandrick (knee) none of which is believed to be serious.

Coach Garrett said Darren McFadden won’t practice until August 15th at the earliest because of his hamstring injury.

Brandon Carr (broken bone in hand). He was expected to fly to Dallas on August 10th for surgery; his return has yet to be determined.

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On the field observations

Surprise! This is just a different defense when Sean Lee is on the field.

Demarcus Lawrence completely transformed his body during the offseason and the results are showing up when he’s rushing from the LDE position.

JJ Wilcox seems to be having his struggles in coverage so far this camp.

Zack Martin, Tyron Smith, and Dez (before the hamstring tweak) are, well, doing what they do.

Cole Beasley has been virtually uncoverable all camp long, no matter the drill.

Ben Gardner and Jack Crawford have been showing the position flex this coaching staff loves, and showing the ability to provide a nice rush at end and tackle.

Tyrone Crawford and Jeremy Mincey have been demonstrating an awful lot of power.

Rookie watch

Lucky Whitehead is the name everyone is talking about, but don’t sleep on Nick Harwell though, he’s has been making plays when on the field.

Byron Jones is looking the part, and will have increased opportunities at cornerback with the recent injury to Carr.

Randy Gregory looks and is playing a lot bigger than his current listed weight of 245 pounds. Also,  he has held his own from the RDE position.

Damien Wilson is showing versatility at LB and looks to be following in the footsteps of Anthony Hitchens.

Ryan Russell has been up and down. The coaching staff has been moving him around to various positions trying to find the best fit.

Everything above is courtesy of and their training camp live segment.

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Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Report: Cowboys Officially Release CB Orlando Scandrick

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Orlando Scandrick

After requesting his release from the team just a few days ago, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has gotten his wish. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Scandrick has officially been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

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I'm told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.

This move will reportedly save the Cowboys roughly $1.4M against the salary cap, as we hope they finally look to make some moves during the Free Agency period.

Scandrick's release comes after an offseason in which the Cowboys totally overhauled the back end of their defense, specifically their cornerbacks. With the emergence of young, promising players such as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, and the health issues of the aging Scandrick, the move makes a lot of sense.

In fact, after the Cowboys drafted Awuzie in the second round of last year's draft it was rumored the Cowboys were looking to move Scandrick for extra draft picks. Instead, one year later, they have cut him to save some cap room.

Orlando Scandrick should have a market to find a new team elsewhere, but his time in Dallas has now come to a close.

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