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Report: Cowboys Place Franchise Tag On DE DeMarcus Lawrence

Kevin Brady



DeMarcus Lawrence, Broncos

The Dallas Cowboys have spent much of the last decade looking for their next "War Daddy" defensive end. The edge rusher who could make his impact felt each and every passing down, and force offenses to dictate their protections toward him.

This year, DeMarcus Lawrence emerged as that edge rusher. 2017 was a career year for DeMarcus Lawrence, coming away 14.5 sacks and a Pro Bowl selection. As an unrestricted free agent, Lawrence is highly coveted on the NFL market, making him a top priority for the Dallas Cowboys.

According to ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys have turned in the paperwork to the NFL to franchise tag Lawrence, effective for 2018.

Todd Archer on Twitter

The Cowboys have turned in the paperwork to the NFL that they will place the franchise tag on defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, according to a source. They had until 3 p.m. Tuesday to make it official. As a result, the Pro Bowl defensive end will count...

This guarantees that Lawrence will be a Cowboy in 2018, though it doesn't rule out the possibility that the team can work out a long term deal with Lawrence during the offseason.

While this excites fans, DeMarcus Lawrence himself had some interesting comments. First, he let it be known that he was not aware of his tagging until reading about it on Twitter.

Still, DeMarcus Lawrence is excited to be back with the Cowboys, saying it's time to chase their sixth Lombardi Trophy. Lawrence then dropped the tweet of the Cowboys' year thus far, letting everyone know once again that "Dez Caught It."

DeMarcus Lawrence on Twitter

While I have everyone's attention. I know I'm late but...... #DezCaughtIt

Anyway, DeMarcus Lawrence will be a Cowboy in 2018, and that is very good news.

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and am currently a college student. Lets get going.

1 Comment
  • Russ_Te

    On WFAN they reported $17 million salary as the franchise tag-ee for 2018. Don’t think Demarcus Ware ever approached that kind of $.

    No problem here with it, excellent 2017 from Lawence. But I’d let it ride and see his status next offseason before I’d commit a lot of out-years $ to him.

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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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Report: Cowboys Officially Release CB Orlando Scandrick

Kevin Brady



Orlando Scandrick

After requesting his release from the team just a few days ago, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has gotten his wish. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Scandrick has officially been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Josina Anderson on Twitter

I'm told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.

This move will reportedly save the Cowboys roughly $1.4M against the salary cap, as we hope they finally look to make some moves during the Free Agency period.

Scandrick's release comes after an offseason in which the Cowboys totally overhauled the back end of their defense, specifically their cornerbacks. With the emergence of young, promising players such as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, and the health issues of the aging Scandrick, the move makes a lot of sense.

In fact, after the Cowboys drafted Awuzie in the second round of last year's draft it was rumored the Cowboys were looking to move Scandrick for extra draft picks. Instead, one year later, they have cut him to save some cap room.

Orlando Scandrick should have a market to find a new team elsewhere, but his time in Dallas has now come to a close.

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