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#DALvsWAS Injury Report: Redskins Missing Several Starters

Jess Haynie



Dez Bryant, DeAngelo Hall, Redskins

As we're all anxiously debating this afternoon's showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and their bitter rivals from the District of Columbia, here's a quick look at the injury situations for both teams.

The following is based on the teams' final Wednesday practices on the short week:

DNP - Did Not Practice
LP - Limited Participant
OUT - Already Ruled Out

DeMarcus LawrenceDallas Cowboys

Smith, Lawrence, and McClain are all expected to play. The short week is not going to do them any favors, but they have been limited in practice so that they could be as physically ready as possible for today.

Chaz Green practiced on Monday and Tuesday but sat out yesterday. This may have been precautionary but he will likely be inactive again this week. Dallas still has Emmett Cleary on the roster as a reserve at offensive tackle.

Church and Claiborne remain out. While Church could be back in a few more weeks, Claiborne is looking like a longer wait. He may not return until the playoffs.

While Dallas did activate running back Darren McFadden and linebacker Jaylon Smith from the Non-Football Injury list this week, they are still in "practice only" status. They do not yet count on the 53-man roster and are thus ineligible to play.


Nick Sundberg, Redskins

Nick Sundberg, LS


  • LS Nick Sundberg (back) - OUT

Everyone but the long snapper was a full participant in yesterday's practice, giving Washington exceptional health along their current 53-man roster. Missing Sundberg is hardly minor, though, as we all know what one bad snap can do on a punt or field goal. This will only be backup Rick Lovato's second game with Washington

While their current roster is healthy, Washington's taken some big personnel losses since our Week 2 meeting. Here's a quick rundown of key players that played in that game but are no longer available:

WR Josh Doctson - The 22nd pick in last April's draft, Doctson has been out since the last game against Dallas. He only had one catch that day but it was a 57-yarder. The rookie is currently on Injured Reserve with an Achilles problem.

Trent Williams, Redskins

Trent Williams, OT

OT Trent Williams - Suspended four games at the start of November for a substance-abuse violation, the franchise left tackle will be missing. Playing in his plae is 31-year-old Ty Nsehke, a journeyman who has played well but is not nearly the talent that Williams is.

C Kory Lichtensteiger - The starting center suffered a leg injury in late September and is on IR. His replacement is Spencer Long, a third-round pick of Washington's in 2014.

NT Kedric Golston - It's not surprise that Washington has one of the league's worst run defenses after losing Golston, who's on IR after a hamstring injury suffered in the first Dallas game.

FS DeAngelo Hall - One of the most antagonistic players in the NFL, Hall suffered an ACL tear in Week 3 and is on IR. Veteran Will Blackmon has been starting in his place.

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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

Brian Martin



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.

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

Jess Haynie



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...

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

Jess Haynie



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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