Connect with us

Player News

Sean Lee Nominated For Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award

RJ Ochoa

Published

on

Sean Lee

When the NFL world gathers on the eve of Super Bowl LI for the annual NFL Honors Awards, we're all hoping that the Dallas Cowboys will be nestled in their beds getting ready for a game the next day. While that's happening, they'll likely be picking up a lot of hardware.

Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott - who lead the NFL in Pro Bowl votes - are both in the running for the league's Most Valuable Player Award, and subsequently Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. Jason Garrett is in the running for Coach of the Year, and now we know of another Cowboy who could net a prize.

The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is presented to the NFL player that personifies excellence on the field in parallel with great charity work and off-the-field generosity. Each team has a nominee, and this year the Dallas Cowboys' Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee is Sean Lee.

Kevin Patra on Twitter

Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees announced. Some All-Time greats on this prestigious list:

It is an illustrious honor simply to be nominated for this prestigious recognition. The legend of Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton has lived on well beyond his life, and this award exemplifies the legacy that he created.

In the history of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, it dates back to the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, only three members of the Dallas Cowboys have won it. Given the prestige of the award it should come as no shock to Cowboys Nation who they are. The club Sean Lee is hoping to join includes Roger Staubach (1978), Troy Aikman (1997), and Jason Witten (2012). This is a list of two Pro Football Hall of Famers and one soon-to-be.

If Sean Lee were to walk away with the award the Cowboys would be tied for the second-most "wins" of it by an NFL Franchise. Fittingly the Bears have the most with five (the Kansas City Chiefs also have five for what it's worth), and both the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers have had four of their members win it.

Congratulations to Sean Lee for this nomination, and we obviously hope he isn't present to win it on Super Bowl LI Eve.

How proud are you of Sean Lee? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

Tell us what you think about "Sean Lee Nominated For Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award" in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!



I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!

Advertisement
Comments

Player News

BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka

Jess Haynie

Published

on

George Iloka

The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year agreement with Safety George Iloka, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Iloka spent 2018 with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals.

He's started 79 of his 99 career games since being a fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012. Iloka turns 29 years old next week.

Todd Archer on Twitter

The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have... https://t.co/JB5nJLWepc

This isn't the safety that most Cowboys fans wanted. After over a year of pining for Earl Thomas, sights turned to Eric Berry after his free agent visit in Dallas last week.

However, it makes sense that Iloka would be attractive to the Cowboys. At 6'4" and 225 lbs, he fits the physical mold of what Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard likes in his players. He also is younger than than Berry and Thomas without the same recent injury issues.

Iloka becomes one of many Boise St. products on Dallas' roster, joining Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and others. He entered the league with college teammates Crawford and Kellen Moore, the Cowboys' new offensive coordinator, in 2012.

We'll have to wait and see how George Iloka fits into the current mix at safety with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods. He spent most of 2018 as a backup with Minnesota, but Dallas will likely give him a chance to start.



Continue Reading

Player News

BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

Brian Martin

Published

on

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!



Continue Reading

Player News

REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur

Jess Haynie

Published

on

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.



Continue Reading



Enjoy 40% commissions on officially licensed products as a FanPrint affiliate. You can even make your own, fully licensed Cowboys and player designs! Get started here

Trending