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La’el Collins Suffers Torn Ligament, Expected To Miss 6-10 Weeks

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Cowboys Headlines - La'el Collins Suffers Torn Ligament, Expected to Miss 6-10 Weeks

The football gods simply won't let Cowboys Nation enjoy a #VictoryPoloMonday. Seven days ago word trickled out that Randy Gregory withdrew his 10-game appeal, and for the second week in a row the Cowboys are facing a setback the Monday following a win.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys OL La'El Collins believed to tear ligament in his foot, source said. Out 6-10 weeks. 2nd opinion will determine if he needs surgery

La'el Collins didn't have the best game of his young Cowboy Career on Sunday Night Football when Dallas beat Chicago 31-17, and now we know why. As an offensive lineman La'el's job requires him to put a lot of pressure on both of his feet, and since he was unable to that hindered his ability to get proper leverage. Frustrated backup, and seemingly now resumed starter, Ron Leary came in for him after he was pulled when the second half began... and Ezekiel Elliott ran his way to 140 yards on the ground.

Ed Werder on Twitter

Cowboys OG La'El Collins needs surgery on his foot and will be placed on IR, per source

The Cowboys very wisely chose not to place Tony Romo on IR when constructing their 53-man roster a few weeks ago. Thanks to this decision this makes La'el Collins (who is headed there) a candidate to possibly return around Thanksgiving, but it should be noted that Ron Leary is a very capable starter and that the line as a whole likely won't regress much if at all.

While it's definitely easy to feel down in the dumps about the La'el news, he's both a great player and person, Cowboys Nation needs to keep their spirits high. This team is 2-1, has a very viable replacement in place for Collins (thanks to their own brilliance), and has a date set with one of the worst teams in the NFL this Sunday.

Things are going to be alright. I promise.

Do you think the Cowboys will skip a beat in the ground game with Ron Leary in place of La'el Collins? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at RJ@RJOchoaShow.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka

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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.

Todd Archer on Twitter

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.



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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

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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.

Adam Schefter on Twitter

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!



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REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur

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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.

Todd Archer on Twitter

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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