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Jason Garrett: Matt Cassel To Start on Saturday

Sean Martin



Cowboys Blog - Jason Garrett: Matt Cassel To Start on Saturday

A day removed from a 28-7 loss in Green Bay, where Matt Cassel completed just 13 passes for 114 yards, Jason Garrett confirmed that Cassel will keep the starting job on a short week to prepare for the Jets at home this Saturday.

After the loss, many fans (myself included) began to advocate for Kellen Moore to take over the starting job to close out the season. If Cassel struggles on Saturday, against a Jets defense that has played very well, this noise will only get louder.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says Matt Cassel will start... #Colts coach Chuck Pagano says he thinks Matt Hasselbeck will be healthy to go

For now, it's another week of Matt Cassel for the 4-9 Cowboys.

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  • mike

    I hope garrett gets fired im a die hard cowboys fan but im not watching them and im getting people i know to do the same for the remainder of the yr.

  • Rob

    Not quite through Christmas shopping yet, and looks like now I can do it during the Cowboys game.

    • Sean Martin

      Haha can't blame you there, I got more on why Moore should start coming tomorrow. Thanks for reading.

  • William

    It seems that Garrett is only playing Cassel to appease the upper management (GMs) who believe that just because you have a start in the NFL in your career then you must be better than someone that hasn't had the opportunity to play. He is only doing Kellen a disservice by stringing him along instead of evaluating him on the field of play against real opponents. The likely-hood the Dallas Cowboys will win all three games with Cassell who only one game and that was due to Deshaun Jackson trying to show off. Without that bone head play the Redskins would have beat the Cowboys. It seems as if Cassell likes the vision or awareness to detect what the defenses are doing beyond lining up. Cassel also lacks a catchable ball. Kellen Moore, while not perfect, at least a much larger grasp on Linehan's system. Kellen Moore also knows how to make up for his lack of elite arm strength by passing the ball before the receiver breaks on their routes. A lot of naysayers have say that he had a terrible preseason, but if you consider the Detroit Lions troubles with every phase of their offense at the beginning of the season, it is obvious that Kellen made them look good during the preseason despite the absence of any protection from their OL.

  • Zac Fields

    I think Kellen Moore will get his shot this season. It just may not be until the last game or two of the year.

    I'm on the "start Kellen Moore" bandwagon at this point, but I understand why they're playing Cassel at least on more week. Shoot… had Dez Bryant not dropped 3 balls on Sunday, that game AT LEAST would have been extremely close considering the first drop should have been a touchdown but instead was an interception.

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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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Report: Cowboys Officially Release CB Orlando Scandrick

Kevin Brady



Orlando Scandrick

After requesting his release from the team just a few days ago, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has gotten his wish. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Scandrick has officially been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Josina Anderson on Twitter

I'm told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.

This move will reportedly save the Cowboys roughly $1.4M against the salary cap, as we hope they finally look to make some moves during the Free Agency period.

Scandrick's release comes after an offseason in which the Cowboys totally overhauled the back end of their defense, specifically their cornerbacks. With the emergence of young, promising players such as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, and the health issues of the aging Scandrick, the move makes a lot of sense.

In fact, after the Cowboys drafted Awuzie in the second round of last year's draft it was rumored the Cowboys were looking to move Scandrick for extra draft picks. Instead, one year later, they have cut him to save some cap room.

Orlando Scandrick should have a market to find a new team elsewhere, but his time in Dallas has now come to a close.

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