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RB Coach Gary Brown Expected Back With Cowboys

Sean Martin



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The Dallas Cowboys are reshuffling their offensive staff below Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan, but look set to keep continuity where it is desperately needed the most. After speculation about his departure for Oakland or Houston, Running Backs Coach Gary Brown is expected back in Dallas for a sixth season.

Brown will remain in place to coach Ezekiel Elliott, who can restore normalcy to a run-oriented Cowboys offense that missed his services for six games (three losses) in 2017. In Elliott's place, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith did have their flashes.

Brown was also firmly in place as the RB coach when Darren McFadden resurrected his NFL career with the Cowboys in 2015, driving a Tony Romo-less offense with 1,089 yards on the ground.

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Running backs coach Gary Brown is expected to return to the Cowboys, according to sources. He had interest from the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. Brown has been with the Cowboys since 2013 and helped DeMarco Murray and Ezekiel Elliott to earn Pro...

This is also not the first time this offseason that both the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans have been involved with Cowboys personnel decisions, as long-time special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia has already left to join John Gruden in Oakland.

It was the local Texans that became the first of what is multiple teams every year to show interest in Cowboys roster guru Will McClay. Turning down their opening at general manager, McClay looks safe to stay at least another year in Dallas.

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Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, RB Coach Gary Brown

Whether the Cowboys' belief that bringing their running game back to where it should be will solve all their problems is accurate or not is a long way from being determined, but there will not be a new voice leading the way in this room in 2018.

Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith, and Gary Brown all back together. For once there can be agreement that change was not needed.

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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