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Will Devin Street be Next Casualty From 2014 Draft?

Yesterday Dallas released defensive back Terrance Mitchell, a former seventh-round pick in their 2014 class. He joins Ben Gardner, Ahmad Dixon, Ken Bishop, and Will Smith as players who did not last long with the Cowboys. Is wide receiver Devin Street about to join them? A fifth-round pick from that year, Street has yet get much traction in Dallas. In two seasons he has nine catches for 132 yards and one touchdown.

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Cowboys Headlines - Will Devin Street be Next Casualty From 2014 Draft?

Yesterday Dallas released defensive back Terrance Mitchell, a former seventh-round pick in their 2014 class. He joins Ben Gardner, Ahmad Dixon, Ken Bishop, and Will Smith as players who did not last long with the Cowboys.

Cowboys Headlines - Will Devin Street be Next Casualty From 2014 Draft? 1Is wide receiver Devin Street about to join them?

A fifth-round pick from that year, Street has yet get much traction in Dallas. In two seasons he has nine catches for 132 yards and one touchdown. He has been active for all but one game but has not been able to find a role in the offense.

Perhaps the biggest indictment of Street came last year when Dallas opted to trade for Brice Butler. It seemed that Butler immediately leapfrogged Street on the depth chart and is now in discussions about challenging Terrance Williams for a starting role. Despite having a mid-round pick entering his second year, Dallas felt more comfortable acquiring and givings those reps to Butler.

Not only did Butler push him down the chart but Street also faces threats from below. Lucky Whitehead should make the team as a return specialist and has been working to increase his offensive role. There is also a pack of young prospects in Chris Brown, Ed Eagan, Vince Mayle, and a few others who could challenge for a job.

Street certainly has some tools. He's close to 6'3" and has solid athleticism for his size, but part of that comes from being slender and not very physical. Street has not shown the same good hands so far in the NFL that he was known for in college, dropping some balls on his rare opportunities. He can't afford to squander any chances he gets.

If Whitehead pushes his way into the offense then it may not matter what Street does. Dallas would already have five active receivers at that point and receiving options in the backfield with Ezekiel Elliott, Darren McFadden, or Lance Dunbar. They may also be trying to keep four tight ends to protect Rico Gathers from the waiver wire.

Cowboys Headlines - Will Devin Street be Next Casualty From 2014 Draft? 2If the Cowboys keep a sixth receiver it will likely be a younger prospect. Street is already 25 and hasn't shown much development in two years. He has to make a major push now to even have a chance, and perhaps needs an injury to occur for it to even matter.

More likely than not, Street is about to become another goner from the 2014 class. That will leave just Zack Martin, DeMarcus Lawrence, and Anthony Hitchens remaining.

Fifth-round picks aren't supposed to always work out. In the last few years before Street we'e had Joseph Randle, Danny Coale. and Josh Thomas. Of those three, Thomas is still around but only after being cut by Dallas as a rookie and spending his first five years elsewhere. Coale is already out of the NFL and Randle is probably running naked through a grocery store somewhere.

There's always room for things to change, but right now it appears Street will join both the many early exits from the 2014 class and the list of fifth-round disappointments.



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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

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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.

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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!



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

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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.

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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.



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REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight

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Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford Kicked Off Thursday Flight

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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