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Will Randy Gregory Become The New Rookie Sack Master?



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There has been a lot of talk throughout Cowboys training camp about the progress of Randy Gregory. In a recent interview, Rod Marinelli was asked about Gregory’s progress.

He described him as tough. He added that he is working on becoming more consistent and continues to work on his pass rushing technique. He even went as far to say that he could play on 1st down if need be.

Marinelli likes to rotate players to keep them fresh and put them in the best possible situations to succeed. And, factoring in the four-game suspension to Greg Hardy to begin the season, Gregory will have plenty of opportunities to get after the quarterback.

Comparisons have already been made to Simeon Rice, regarding Gregory—those are some pretty high standards. As a rookie in 1996, Rice finished the year with 12.5 sacks.

Can Gregory do the same? Or can he eclipse that total and threaten Jevon Kearse’s rookie record of 14.5 set in 1999?

We’ve seen glimpses of what Gregory is capable of accomplishing so far in training camp and in the first preseason game against San Diego.

All the snaps in the training camps that I’ve seen, he has used his speed and has had success against the Cowboys tackles, even Tyron Smith on a few occasions—not an easy task against one of the best tackles in the NFL.

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When Gregory recorded the first sack of his NFL career, in his first career game against the Chargers, he simply went with power and drove the offensive guard back into the quarterback’s lap.

The coaching staff and team reporters constantly rave about how well Gregory takes coaching and criticism and how his work ethic has allowed him to become better.

It is going to take a special player to threaten Kearse’s rookie sack record, but there is a chance that Mr. Gregory can be that guy.

Let me end by saying that in no way am I predicting that Randy Gregory is going to break the rookie sack record, or come close to the sack number put up by Simeon Rice. But, do I believe that he has the potential to come close? Yes, I think he does. But, only time will tell.

Tell me what you think. Can Randy Gregory become the next rookie Sack Master?

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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



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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

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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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