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Dallas Cowboys Set To Play In Pro Football Hall Of Fame Game Against Arizona Cardinals

RJ Ochoa

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The Dallas Cowboys found out that they would be involved in the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame's festivities when Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones was elected as part of this year's class, but now we know that the team will be a part of it as well - the Dallas Cowboys are playing in this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

Pro Football HOF on Twitter

BREAKING NEWS: The @dallascowboys will play the @AZCardinals in the Hall of Fame Game! #PFHOF17

America's Team will be kicking off against the Arizona Cardinals in the first act of what ends up being sort of boring competitive play for the 2017 NFL season. Typically teams for the Hall of Fame Game are chosen to represent a particular enshrinee. The Cowboys are obviously there on behalf of Jerry Jones, and the Arizona Cardinals are there in representation of 2017 inductee quarterback Kurt Warner.

The Hall of Fame Game will have a new look to it as well. It was announced in the final days of 2016 that - for the first time in NFL History - the Hall of Fame Game would take place on the Thursday leading up to the weekend. This is, of course, in response to the fiasco surrounding the 2016 Hall of Fame Game which saw the field too unfit for players after a Saturday's worth of induction ceremonies. Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys - just like the manner that put him in the Hall of Fame to begin with - are making history once more.

With the game being on Thursday as opposed to Sunday the Cowboys' Training Camp schedule is likely to be altered by a few days, details that we'll have for you once available here at Inside The Star. The NFL is an ever-changing series of events, and the Hall of Fame Game is one of the premier ones.

Joe Trahan on Twitter

@Dallascowboys playing in the Hall of Fame game means #Cowboys get extra week of training camp. #WFAACowboys

The game will take place on August 3rd, 2017 with the official enshrinements following two days later on Saturday, August 5th. We have yet to find out who will be Jerry Jones' inductor into football's most elite fraternity, but personally I think we might see the first ever daughter to do the honors.

Dallas' appearance in the NFL's annual kickoff will mark their 6th time playing in the Hall of Fame Game, which will tie them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most. The last time we saw Dallas in this field of play was in 2013, which featured Cowboys legend Larry Allen going in along with former Cowboys Head Coach Bill Parcells, against the Miami Dolphins.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys Set To Play In Pro Football Hall Of Fame Game Against Arizona Cardinals" in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!



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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.

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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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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