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L.P. Ladouceur Recognized by Canadian Prime Minister for Career Milestone

After his plays in tomorrow's game between the Cowboys and the , Dallas will have played in more games than any native Canadian in NFL . His 251st career game will break the record and this week he was honored by Justin Trudeau, Canada's Primer Minister, for the milestone.

The previous record of 250 games was held by longtime NFL Eddie Murray, who was actually with the Cowboys during their 1993 season and again in 1999.

Ladouceur has been with the Cowboys since 2005 and played every game since making his debut. Despite going undrafted and being waived by the Saints as a rookie, Louis-Phillipe has been perfect at his craft and his longevity is clear testimony to his performance.

Trudeau's glowing statement of Ladouceur praises not only his football acumen but also his charitable works in the state of Texas, where he's now lived for over 15 years.

These next three weeks may be the end of Ladouceur's historic run with the Cowboys. He will turn 40 next March, though we've seen long snapper and other specialists extend their career into their 40s if they're still performing.

There could be some extra incentive for Ladouceur to play one more season with Dallas. If he plays six more games then he will break the Cowboys record for most career games by any player, which is currently held by at 255 games.

Witten broke the record in 2017 when he passed Ed “” at 224 games. Official records do not include postseason statistics so Ladouceur would have to return in 2021 if he wants the top spot.

But no matter what the future holds, L.P. Ladouceur will certainly represent Canada well this Sunday as he reaches this special career milestone. We echo the Prime Minister's sentiment in congratulating Ladouceur on this achievement.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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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