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Report: Cowboys Sign QB Luke McCown, WR Javontee Herndon

Kevin Brady



Report: Cowboys Sign QB Luke McCown To 1 Year Deal
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With much of the football world wondering if the Cowboys would bring in a veteran quarterback presence to compete with young Kellen Moore in training camp, we might've finally got our answer.

It has been announced Dallas is signing quarterback Luke McCown to a one year deal, just in time for week two of training camp.

Mike McCartney on Twitter

Excited for QB Luke McCown agreeing to a 1 year contract with the @dallascowboys

I'll leave my opinion on the signing out of this, as I still would like to study McCown further before being too hard-lined in my take.

Regardless, McCown was the backup for Drew Brees in New Orleans since 2013, and has bounced around the league since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

I anticipate we will see some McCown during this elongated Cowboys preseason.

Dallas is also signing wide receiver Javontee Herndon after working out multiple wide-outs following the release of Lucky Whitehead.

Todd Archer on Twitter

After working out for the team in the morning the Cowboys have signed wide receiver Javontee Herndon. He did not...

Herndon has spent his entire two year career with the Chargers, after signing there as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Herndon has just 24 receptions for 195 yards and no touchdowns thus far in the league.

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  • George_Johnson

    I don’t think the plan is for McCown to compete with K Moore as you seem to state. The plan is for K Moore to get the 2nd team reps and 2nd team playing time in preseason games. McCowan will compete for the 3rd team QB position. If K Moore really screws up in practice and preseason games, yes then after a few games, McCowan could get a chance at 2nd team QB. I expect K Moore to play well so this should not be an issue.

    • Jess Haynie

      I don’t see this front office bringing in a 26-year-old with 13 seasons to be QB3. That’s not at all consistent with how they’ve managed the QB position since even before Garrett’s time. This feels far more like a way to push Kellen and have real competition for the backup job. Otherwise, I think they’d have just brought in another young prospect to compete with Rush for the third spot.

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Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

At long last, the Dallas Cowboys have their first free agent addition of this offseason. Having lost starters Jonathan Cooper and Anthony Hitchens at left guard and linebacker respectively, the team has added depth at LB with Joe Thomas signing a two-year deal.

The 2018 season will actually mark Joe Thomas' second stint with the Dallas Cowboys, as he was signed to their practice squad in 2015. The team that signed Thomas out of South Carolina State following the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers, added Thomas back to their active roster for the 2015 season.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have agreed to a 2-year deal with free agent LB Joe Thomas. He visited the Cowboys today. Thomas has played in 42 games over the last three seasons with the Packers. He had a career-high 70 tackles in 2016.

Thomas has spent the last three seasons starting eight games for the Packers, recording 70 tackles and an interception in 2016.

A contingency plan of Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith carrying the Cowboys for 16 games at LB requires adequate depth, which is exactly what the Cowboys are typically in the market for come free agency. Waiting longer than usual to make their first splash, the Cowboys absolutely need an addition like Thomas to perform better than last year's FA class.

Used in sub packages by the Packers while also playing special teams - where the Cowboys have lost core players in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber - Thomas will have a great chance to impress two new Dallas coaches in Ben Bloom and Keith O'Quinn.

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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.

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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