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Randy Gregory: Chance To Move On With Suspension Appeal Victory

Brian Martin



Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Sophomores: DE Randy Gregory 2

My morning routine usually involves getting on the computer for a little bit and catching up with any news that might have happened while I was asleep. So, it was a rare pleasure to wake up and learn that Randy Gregory won his 10-game suspension appeal.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has won his 10-game suspension appeal, so he remains out 4 games, source said (as @clarencehilljr reported). Big.

This is really good news for both Randy Gregory and the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are in desperate need of help at the defensive end position and Gregory can now return with DeMarcus Lawrence Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

No one really knows Gregory's state of mind or what kind of football shape he might be in, since there hasn't been a lot of news about him since he entered rehab. The only thing we do know for sure is that Randy Gregory is still in rehab.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory, who won his appeal for a 10-gm suspension, is still in rehab and doing well. We'll see if this was a wakeup call

I think we are all hoping that this is indeed a wake-up call for Gregory. It seems we've been down this road before, so I will personally be hoping for the best, while preparing for the worst. I think the Dallas Cowboys would be wise to take the same approach as well, especially after the Rolando McClain situation.

Hopefully Randy Gregory can take advantage of this opportunity and get both his personal and professional life back in order. Despite still facing a four-game suspension, he seems to be heading down the right path at least.

Now, I would like to take Ian Rappaport's word that Randy Gregory has indeed won his 10-game suspension appeal, but there seems to be some sort of confusion.

David Moore on Twitter

Clarification: Randy Gregory will be back around team in Week 2. But sources say no final decision been made on reducing 10-game suspension.

Ian Rapoport isn't known for jumping the gun on these types of things, so we will be following this situation very closely here at Inside The Star and update any news regarding Randy Gregory accordingly.

Update - 11:27 am

Ian Rapoport has released some clarification on his previous reports...

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Clarity on Randy Gregory: What became official yesterday was his 4-games. Nothing official yet on his 10-games appeal. Still pending.


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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.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

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



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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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