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Report: Brandon Carr Expected To Be Released By Cowboys

RJ Ochoa

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Cowboys Headlines - Brandon Carr Expected To Be Released By Cowboys

Four years ago I was hanging out at my best friend's lake house for the weekend. During one of the breaks we took from our backyard football game I checked my phone and saw that the Dallas Cowboys had just made a big move in free agency.

I grabbed my cousin and celebrated... Brandon Carr was ours; however, a lot can change in four years.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

1 player expected to be available in free agency: #Cowboys CB Brandon Carr: They expect to release him & save more than $6M in cap space

This isn't exactly breaking news if you've watched the Dallas Cowboys play defense over the last four years. Carr got off to a decent start in Dallas with three interceptions in 2012, and he repeated that number in 2013. Since then Brandon has had as many interceptions as you and I, and according to Ian Rapoport the Dallas Cowboys have finally had enough.

Just two weeks ago we were applauding Carr's donation to his hometown of Flint, MI, but this is business time in the NFL and Brandon is an unfortunate casualty of that.

Carr's salary cap hit in 2016 is $13.817 million dollars, which is an awful lot considering the non-production the team is getting from him. He has never lived up to the five-year, $50 million contract that he signed four years ago so now it's time for the Cowboys to just cut their losses.

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All offseason long it felt like the Cowboys were going to have to make a decision on one of their veteran corners: Brandon Carr or Morris Claiborne. Mo was also acquired in 2012 and has been just as, if not more, disappointing than Brandon. Claiborne however is younger and does have a higher pedigree so if you were going to keep one it makes the most sense for it to be him.

The Cowboys will also get Orlando Scandrick back at the corner spot in 2016 after Orlando missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL at Training Camp. Assuming they are in fact able to re-sign Claiborne they'll still likely look to add some depth at the position in free agency or the draft.

What do you make of the Cowboys reportedly being set to release Carr? Are you happy with the decision? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at RJ@RJOchoaShow.com, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

Brian Martin

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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

Jess Haynie

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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.

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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REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight

Jess Haynie

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Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford Kicked Off Thursday Flight

According to TMZ, Tyrone Crawford was involved in a brawl at a bar in Panama City, FL last Friday night. The Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman and team captain was detained by police but apparently was not arrested.

The level of Crawford's involvement has not been substantiated, but TMZ's report does have him shoving police officers at some point in the action. The incident was reportedly captured by surveillance equipment at the bar.

Given that he was not arrested, one could assume that Tyrone was not one of the primary players in the melee. But that doesn't mean the NFL won't still review this matter as it relates to the personal conduct policy, and Cowboys fans know too well how "fair" that process can be.

This is certainly not a story you'd expect to see attached to Tyrone Crawford, who has been a model citizen and leader since entering the league in 2012.

Dallas elected to keep Crawford this season despite solid potential savings. He will count $10.1 million against their 2019 salary cap, which is high for his average production. However, he can play multiple positions and is one of their most experienced players.

Even if Tyrone were to get suspended by the league, it likely wouldn't be more than a one or two-game ban given his record and reputation. It shouldn't change anything about his status with the team.



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