Hey guys, just some quick hits I wanted to deliver to you after a seemingly perfect bye week. The Cowboys obviously didn’t get to play this week to improve there chances of making the post season, but the NFC East did a good job helping them anyway. We’ll look at each team and give a real quick synopsis of what happened.
New York Giants- The Giants had the terrible task of trying to tame the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome. Here is the deal, the Giants haven’t played any talented teams yet, except for the maybe the Cowboys who they needed many mistakes and a late field goal to save them from defeat. Obviously they lost today, 48-27. Thanks in large part to the dominating Drew Brees who went 23-30 for 369 yards and 4 touchdowns. It was more the story of the Giants Defense that didn’t even show up. Bree’s saw minimal pressure and the secondary was awful. The Giants fall to 5-1 on the season with Arizona and Philadelphia up next.
Philadelphia Eagles- The Eagles are truly the shocker here, losing to the lowly Oakland Raiders. The Eagles defense didn’t even show up, so as they are soul searching, I’ll talk about the poor performance from the Eagles who couldn’t get anything together. I bet fans come up begging for the benching of McNabb and for him to be replaced by Kolb or Vick. Even though that benching would do nothing, Eagles fans don’t see it that way. They fall to 3-2 and have to face 3 straight NFC East games with Washington, New York, and Dallas on deck.
Washington Redskins- The Redskins accomplished what the Cowboys couldn’t last week, and that was being defeated by Kansas City. It was an ugly game, and that’s to be expected by the Skins these days. Things look to get worse for them, Campbell got benched and Jim Zorn is probably on his way out. Stay tuned. They are 2-4 and have Philadelphia and a Bye coming up.
All-in-all it was a good day for the Cowboys who got to relax this Sunday. Lets just hope that their preparations are good enough to defeat Atlanta coming up on Sunday, and send the Cowboys into good position in the NFC East. That’s all for tonight guys, hope you enjoyed your football.
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper 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.
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.
REPORT: Cowboys Negotiating Trade with Dolphins for DE Robert Quinn
According to a report just minutes ago, the Dallas Cowboys are visiting with Miami Dolphins' Defensive End Robert Quinn today as part of a possible trade. Miami is looking for a trade partner to try to get something back for Quinn before making him a salary cap casualty.
Quinn is in the final year of his contract and is set to count $12.9 million against the Dolphins' salary cap. Most of that is his base salary of $11.8 million, which Miami is reportedly willing to pay part of to help facilitate a trade.
Robert Quinn was spotted today on his way to visit the #Cowboys, who are in trade talks with the #Dolphins for the veteran DE, sources say. Quinn would need to agree to any deal. So, this is another step in the process, with a Dallas team that obviously needs pass rush.
The Cowboys need DE help with DeMarcus Lawrence's contract still unresolved and Randy Gregory now indefinitely suspended for another drug policy violation. They signed Kerry Hyder from the Lions yesterday, but he isn't a proven commodity like Quinn.
Turning 29 in May, Robert Quinn is a two-time Pro Bowler and former first-round pick of the Rams. He hasn't had the same production in recent years but still had 6.5 sacks for Miami in 2018 and 8.5 the prior year with Los Angeles.
Ever the bargain shoppers these days, Dallas is probably hoping to get Quinn for late-round draft pick or perhaps a pick swap.
REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight
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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