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Has Davon Coleman Found A Mentor In Greg Hardy?



Cowboys Blog - Has Davon Coleman Found A Mentor In Greg Hardy?

On April 24th, approximately one month after Greg Hardy had signed with the Dallas Cowboys, the trolls came a calling. They crawled out of every woodpile and out from under every rock around. Yep, mainly talking about you, Eagles lovers.

Greg Hardy appeared in headlines as bad as his reputation saying that he caused locker room brawls and altercations in practice. But the truth was that Hardy had actually just verbally challenged Davon Coleman to start putting some damn effort into his drills. This probably wasn’t a bad thing, in fact, it just may have been the spark Coleman needed to light his fire.

Cowboys Blog - Has Davon Coleman Found A Mentor In Greg Hardy? 1Coleman went undrafted in 2014, not because of a lack of talent, but because he lacked the desire and work ethic. Coleman signed with the Cowboys on May 13th, 2014 as an undrafted rookie, and showed enough promise in training camp to eventually suit up against the 49ers in week one, becoming the first rookie to start at defensive tackle for the Cowboys since Guy Reese in 1962.

Coleman’s up and down play, accompanied by a strained calf, led to his eventual release on November 22. He would later rejoin the Cowboys and finished out the year on the practice squad.

Coleman started 2015 the same way that he ended 2014--the happy go lucky guy that would showcase his talent here and there, but still wouldn't put forth full effort on each and every play. But, then the altercation with Hardy happened, and it may have flipped a switch.

In no way do I claim to be an NFL scout or talent evaluator, but Coleman has just looked different. Does it still appear that Coleman has been lackadaisical on some plays? Yes. But, does it appear to happen as often? No.

Hardy plays and practices with passion. It kind of makes you wonder if he has taken on the role of big brother to Coleman.

We don’t see what goes on beyond the doors of the Cowboys locker room, or what happens during team meetings, but it’s kind of hard to believe that one altercation lit a fire under Coleman. So, could it be something else? If it is, it didn’t work last year.

Is Coleman fighting for a spot on the 53 man roster? Yes. Will he continue to show the coaching staff that he belongs? Possibly, but that is all on him. Whether or not Hardy took Coleman under his wing may never be known. But so far in 2015, since the altercation with Hardy occurred, Coleman has become a more consistent player. So it just makes one wonder, has Greg Hardy taken Davon Coleman under his wing?

What do you think? Has the arrival of Greg Hardy lit Coleman's fire?

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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.

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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

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

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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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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