This year’s free agent class has an exciting flavor to it. There have been some additions that seem to be players that have a real shot at making the roster.
Without further adu, here are the newest Cowboys via Undrafted Free Agency:
Prospects To Watch:
OLB Brandon MaGree, 5’11, 223 – MaGee is a 4.68-40 “Will” linebacker. Good instincts and all around ability make him a great candidate for a Cowboys team needing depth.
FS Jakar Hamilton, 5’11, 186 – Hamilton is a little short but he has good range and upside. Hamilton has a good resume as a punt returner.
TE/FB Paul Freedman, 6-6, 255 – Freedman is a mountain of a man with good athleticism and powerful blocking. Not much of a receiver, Freedman is your prototypical blocking tight end.
LB Cameron Lawrence, 6-2, 238 – Cam Lawrence is an instinctive player with a high motor. He is a very competent in pass coverage but needs to improve tackling technique.
CB Devin Smith, 5’11, 182 – Smith is a relatively inconsistent player. However, he has solid intangibles and instincts that make you believe that he can develop. Ball skills are slightly above average but you see where he could make more plays.
ILB Taylor Reed, 5’11, 240 – Durable tough linebacker who is productive on the field. Doesn’t do anything exceptionally well but seems to have a knack for being around the ball.
CB Xavier Brewer 5-11, 190
CB Dustin Harris, 6-0, 175
SS Jeff Heath, 6-1, 209
WR Greg Herd, 6-3, 2000
OLB Deon Lacey, 6’2, 229
RB Kendial Lawrence, 5-9, 194
WR Eric Rogers, 6-3, 206
QB Dalton Williams, 6-4, 217
This is a big undrafted class that the Cowboys brought in with a big focus in skill positions. I was surprised to see that they didn’t bring in any of the undrafted offensive or defensive lineman.
Overall, I think this will be a fun class to watch with some players having a legitimate chance to make this squad. The Cowboys lack depth, that’s their biggest problem, and this draft class combined with the free agents they brought in could immediately fix that.
Let’s wait and see how it turns out.
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: Cowboys Negotiating Trade with Dolphins for DE 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.
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.
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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