Joseph Randle had two words to say on his TD/fumble: "Six points.
When taking the "Six points" comment at face value, it is indeed accurate. Yet, it shows a deeper issue with Joseph Randle that began showing up in the public eye last season.
Whether it was the incident of theft, comments about other players on the team, or a few other incidents that made you scratch your head, questions have surrounded Randle's mentality toward the privilege of playing for the Dallas Cowboys and being in the NFL.
While the Offensive Line has struggled with their run blocking consistency this year, it's clear Randle's "Meat On The Bone" comments were quite overzealous. He also hasn't made the correct decisions with the ball in his hands on several occasions. None of which more questioning than his continued diving over the top on goal line situations.
As I mentioned earlier this week, this has been something the Coaching Staff has been on him about since training camp.
Then when questioned his remark of "Six points" leads you to believe that Randle still does not quite understand the error of his ways. There have been near costly fumbles every time Randle has decided to expose the ball in the way he has. On Monday Night Football, Calvin Johnson lost what could have been a game-winning touchdown by extending the ball in the field of play.
Jason Garrett, Gary Brown, and Frank Pollack had very good reason to be upset with Randle and his decision to ignore coaching. Despite that, coach Garrett came to his defense during his Press Conference on Monday, stating that Randle was indeed coachable.
Keep in mind, Garrett is not known to publically ridicule players. Yet, he did respond, "Combination of both" when asked if Randle seeing fewer snaps in the second half was a result of the fumble or game situations.
Well, does anything change?
Joseph Randle is not DeMarco Murray. He isn't gashing defenses for one hundred yards and more with regularity. He isn't showing to have the same selfless attitude that Murray displayed either. Quite frankly, Randle has shown far more arrogance than his play warrants.
While Murray had his fumble issues, Randle cannot afford to continue to upset his coaches. If Darren McFadden or Christine Michael begin having consistent success, there is no question a change will be made to who is the starting Running Back.
I don't believe a change will be made this week, however if Randle continues to show he is the wrong kind of guy and is not producing on the field, his role on the team will be diminished.
If rumors are accurate, perhaps Murray was correct in voting for removing Randle from the Dallas Cowboys. As of right now, Joseph Randle is proving to not be worth the headache.
BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka
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.
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.
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.
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!
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur
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.
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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