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Four Cowboys Named to 2018 Pro Bowl

Jess Haynie



DeMarcus Lawrence, Broncos

The Dallas Cowboys had four players named to the 2018 Pro Bowl today. One of them is being honored for the first time in his career, and rightly so.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, who is wrapping up a breakout season, was named a starter in his first-ever Pro Bowl. Lawrence earned this distinction with his 13.5 sacks so far in 2017, which is currently third-best in the NFL. What's more, the 25-year-old has been as good against the run as he has at attacking quarterbacks.

Lawrence is the first Cowboys defensive player to be named to the original Pro Bowl roster since 2013. No surprise, that was DeMarcus Ware. Dallas has had Sean Lee and Jason Hatcher play in the Pro Bowl since then, but they were both replacement alternates.

Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, Travis Frederick, offensive line

Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Travis Frederick

Joining DeMarcus Lawrence will be the typical trio of offensive linemen Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Travis Frederick. This will be the fifth Pro Bowl for Smith and fourth for Martin and Frederick. Somewhat surprising is that only Tyron and Zack and will be starting; Atlanta's Alex Mack was named the starting center over Travis.

We'll see if any other Cowboys get added as players drop out due to injuries or simply declining to play. If the number stays at four, though, it will be the fewest players Dallas sends to the Pro Bowl since they had just three in 2013 (Ware, Jason Witten, Anthony Spencer).

It's worth noting that even though he didn't make the Pro Bowl, running back Ezekiel Elliott led the league with 97.9 rushing yards per game. That average was a little over 10-13 yards better than Pro Bowlers Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley, and Kareem Hunt. So, we can add the Pro Bowl to the list of the many things Roger Goodell stole from Elliott this year.

Let's not end on a down note, though. Congratulations to Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, and Tyron Smithm and especially first-timer DeMarcus Lawrence, on making the Pro Bowl!

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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  • Charles

    Love the second to last paragraph…so true. Goodell is such a scumbag!!

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

Jess Haynie



Jamize Olawale, Raiders

Less than a week after the Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders in free agency, the two teams have worked out a trade to send FB Jamize Olawale from Oakland to Dallas.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Fullback trade! The #Raiders are sending FB Jamize Olawale to the #Cowboys, sources say. Dallas has its fullback, one who was with Oakland since 2012.

To facilitate the trade, the Cowboys will send their fifth-round pick (173rd overall) to the Raiders for their sixth-round pick (192nd), moving back just 19 spots.

In return, Dallas not only brings in a veteran replacement at FB but a player they already know.

Jamize Olawale was an undrafted rookie free agent of the Cowboys in 2012. Despite a strong showing in that preseason, Dallas did not have room for him on the roster. He was on the team's practice squad until December, when Oakland poached him.

Since then, Olawale has been a regular roleplayer in the Raiders' offense. He's missed just six games since 2013.

Jamize brings more offensive firepower to the FB position than Keith Smith had. He's scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three seasons. He can be effective both running and receiving.

Through the trade, Dallas picks up the final year of Olawale's current contract. It calls for a $1.5 million base salary in 2018.

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Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018 1

Continuity is the key to good special teams play in the NFL. Already losing long-time Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia to the Raiders - who promptly snatched ST aces Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber in free agency - the Dallas Cowboys have announced their intentions to re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for the 2018 season.

Returning on a one-year deal, the fan favorite Ladouceur will be back to do what he does best in cleanly executing almost every special teams snap for Chris Jones or Dan Bailey to handle.

Todd Archer on Twitter

Long snapper L.P. Ladouceur will re-sign with the Cowboys on Monday, according to sources, on a one-year deal. He will be in his 14th season with the franchise. Only Jason Witten, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei will have more years of...

While Jones has improved as the Cowboys' punter with each passing season, Kicker Dan Bailey actually enters 2018 as another question mark on this unit. With the general belief around the team being that Bailey will be just fine moving forward, the Cowboys will no longer have to worry about who handles long snaps next year either.

Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018

Dallas Cowboys LS L.P. Ladouceur

L.P. Ladouceur is back in the silver and blue, and in this moment, everything can be alright with the world.

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Report: Raiders Sign Former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber

Kevin Brady



Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Linebacker Kyle Wilber

A Free Agency period filled with departures continued for the Dallas Cowboys today, as the Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed the now-former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber.


The Raiders have signed LB Kyle Wilber:

Wilber has been with the Cowboys since 2012, and has played in all 16 games four of the past five seasons. Most of his time has come on special teams, but he did provide solid linebacker depth for the Cowboys since joining the team.

Dallas has now lost both Wilber and Anthony Hitchens, depleting their linebacker depth even further over the last couple weeks.

The Raiders have now signed two key special teams contributors for the Cowboys in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber this offseason. Hopefully Dallas can replace these types of "replacement level" players throughout the rest of the offseason, especially during the NFL Draft.

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