Everybody breathe a huge sigh of relief on the count of three. 1... 2... 3... breathe. Ezekiel Elliott - the NFL's leading rusher, MVP candidate, and lifeblood of the Dallas Cowboys - was in an apparent car accident this past Sunday. He's unharmed, but the Cowboys are being careful with him and he will sit out part (for now, perhaps more) of OTAs.
Ezekiel Elliott will miss his second straight day of OTAs today after being a passenger in a car accident Sunday, per @toddarcher and me.
Ezekiel Elliott did not suffer any significant injuries in car accident Sunday, but Cowboys are being cautious now holding him out of OTAs.
This is the second car accident that has featured Ezekiel Elliott since January 11th of this year. Dallas Cowboys fans can't take this kind of continual scaring, so I propose that Zeke be escorted by the Offensive Line while they drive the off-roaders that he got them for Christmas.
In all seriousness, the most important thing here is that Zeke is alright. It's unfortunate that this is his second car accident in less than six months, but sometimes things just happen. The only thing that matters now is what happens now, and the Cowboys are being wise with taking every precaution necessary as far as holding Zeke out.
The Cowboys posted some photos from the first day of OTAs on Tuesday, and this photo in particular raised a few eyebrows because Darren McFadden, not Ezekiel Elliott, was in at RB1 with the starters. We now know why Zeke was absent, and why he will continue to be for the time being.
There is no need at all to fret over this as the Cowboys are just being extremely careful. This means more reps for McFadden and more time for Zeke to continue being Zeke. For what it's worth Zeke appeared unharmed on social media as he posted a video of himself signing autographs.
FWIW Zeke appeared fine as of Tuesday at 5:24pm CT. (h/t @EzekielElliott Snapchat)
Remember that Ezekiel Elliott was the passenger in this automobile accident, so it's hard to place any blame at all on his shoulders. Thankfully for all members of Cowboys Nation though, those shoulders appear unharmed.
BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka
The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year agreement with Safety George Iloka, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Iloka spent 2018 with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals.
He's started 79 of his 99 career games since being a fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012. Iloka turns 29 years old next week.
The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have... https://t.co/JB5nJLWepc
This isn't the safety that most Cowboys fans wanted. After over a year of pining for Earl Thomas, sights turned to Eric Berry after his free agent visit in Dallas last week.
However, it makes sense that Iloka would be attractive to the Cowboys. At 6'4" and 225 lbs, he fits the physical mold of what Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard likes in his players. He also is younger than Berry and Thomas without the same recent injury issues.
Iloka becomes one of many Boise St. products on Dallas' roster, joining Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and others. He entered the league with college teammates Crawford and Kellen Moore, the Cowboys' new offensive coordinator, in 2012.
We'll have to wait and see how George Iloka fits into the current mix at safety with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods. He spent most of 2018 as a backup with Minnesota, but Dallas will likely give him a chance to start.
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.
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!
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.
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