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Randy Gregory Returning To Practice; Eligible For Week 16 Play?

Sean Martin



Cowboys Headlines - Randy Gregory Rejoins Cowboys, Awaits Suspension Status

The once off season distraction that was Randy Gregory has taught Cowboys fans over his troubled career in Dallas never to get their hopes too high. Winners of eleven straight, the services of the 2014 second-round pick have not necessarily been missed.

Update: According to new reports, Gregory will not be allowed to return to practice tomorrow. Instead, he is ineligible until after Week 15.

Clarence Hill Jr on Twitter

The NFL says Randy Gregory can't practice until after the Tampa Bay game, no early return, despite initial reports

Preparing for an even longer suspension to come down with another missed or failed test, Cowboys Nation unexpectedly received some good news cautiously optimistic news on Gregory earlier today.

All of this certainly could (UPDATE: has) come crashing down once again, but a Dallas defense that is looking for all the reinforcements they can get come playoff time could benefit greatly from a presence like Randy Gregory off the edge.

The Cowboys currently rank 22nd in the league with 23 sacks on the season.

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  • Kevin Black

    If he doesn’t get suspended, he could actually help. My worry is that he will tease us once again and the NFL will hand down another suspension before the playoffs, making his presence useless for when it really counts.

    • Sean Martin

      Looks like you just got part of this worry correct, Kevin. I agree too that he could have REALLY helped. Alas, we’re 11-1 without him.

      • Kevin Black

        We are, but we also are going to face more teams like Baltimore and Minnesota that have really good defenses but with better offenses. I’m not saying we can’t beat them, but why not stack the deck. Treat it like having an injured player finally returning off IR. While I don’t like why he was suspended, if he can help the team, all the better.

        • Sean Martin

          There’s no doubt his talent can help this team on the field this season, but he’s ruined virtually all of his chances to display that talent.

          • Kevin Black

            That remains to be seen, but you might be right. Kinda odd that the NFL office hasn’t announced anything though. I wonder what they are waiting on.

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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



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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