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Dan Bailey Still Dealing With Back Injury, Cowboys Working Out Kickers

Sean Martin

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Cowboys Headlines - Dan Bailey Still Dealing With Back Injury, Cowboys Working Out Kickers

Just moments ago, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett announced that starting kicker Dan Bailey will miss Thursday's practice after being limited Wednesday. The typically automatic Bailey missed his first attempt from 47 yards out on Dallas' opening drive in San Francisco, as it was reported moments before kickoff that he was suffering from tightness in his back.

Now preparing for a week 5 home game against the Bengals, the Cowboys will work out three kickers in Robbie Gould, Kai Forbath, and Aldrick Rosas.

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Cowboys will work out free agent Ks Robbie Gould and Kai Forbath, sources say. Dan Bailey (back) isn't feeling great.

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In addition to Robbie Gould, Kai Forbath, Cowboys will also work out Aldrick Rosas.

These two kickers are certainly better than (sorry, Cowboys Nation loyalists) Jeff Heath - the safety and core special teams player that was announced as the backup emergency kicker earlier in the week on Wednesday.

Gould was surprisingly cut by the Bears prior to the start of this season, ending an eleven year kicking career in Chicago. During that time, Gould converted 85.4% of his kicks.

Forbath has experience in the NFC East, having kicked for the Washington Redskins from 2012 until 2015. Just one game into that 2015 season though, Forbath was cut and signed by the New Orleans Saints, where he finished the season and signed an extension for 2016.

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Kai Forbath 2015 Stats 0 0-19 yard attempts 2/3 on 20-29 yards 3/4 on 30-39 yards 3/5 on 40-49 yards 2/3 on 50+ yards 10/15 all FGs 34/35 XP

Shortly after, the Saints found undrafted kicker Will Lutz, and moved on from Forbath - putting him on the streets for the Dallas Cowboys to potentially bring in on Sunday.

Lastly, Dallas will get a look at Aldrick Rosas, who is a rookie out of Southern Oregon who spent the preseason with the Tennessee Titans.

The Cowboys will need touchdowns to win on Sunday. Let's score touchdowns. Somebody, maybe Dan Bailey still, will kick the extra points, and it will all be awesome.

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Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

Brian Martin

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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.

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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: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight

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Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford Kicked Off Thursday Flight

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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