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Why the Cowboys Need Brian Waters



Add Ron Leary to the list of offensive linemen that are out with injuries for the Dallas Cowboys. Leary was expected to start at left guard week one before this latest knee injury.

Leary joins Nate Livings, Kevin Kowalski, Ryan Cook and Ray Dominguez as injured offensive linemen. This has exposed Dallas’ lack of depth along the offensive line and highlights the team’s need for some help at the guard position.

Currently the starting guards would be David Arkin on the left side and Mackenzy Bernadeau on the right. Dallas has worked rookie center Travis Frederick at guard some and there is speculation that he could start at guard allowing Phil Costa to move back into the starting center position.

While that would help the guard position, it could hinder Frederick’s development as a center which is where the Dallas organization sees him playing in the long term. He is such a talented center that it would be a shame to see him having to move positions just because of injuries.

Thankfully, Dallas has been busy trying to sign a veteran guard to come step into a starting role. They started trying to sign Brandon Moore, who opted to move into retirement. Now the team has offered a contract to pro bowl guard Brian Waters who hasn’t played in over a year.waters

Dallas really needs Waters. He may not join the team until they return to Arlington, but the Cowboys will probably take Waters at whatever time they can. They can make it through preseason with Arkin and Bernadeau at guard, but with no timetable on Leary’s injury, Dallas needs to add some depth.

If Waters does sign with Dallas, they would be gaining a veteran lineman that could help bring added stability to the offensive line. Also the move would ensure that Frederick stays in his current spot at starting center which is where the rookie is truly thriving.

Even before all the injuries at the guard position, depth and talent were slightly thin at that position, making this a move that Dallas fans really hope will pan out. Waters is a player that the Cowboys really need to bring in to add some depth and talent along the offensive line.

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Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018

Sean Martin



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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.

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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

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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.

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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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