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WR Brice Butler Makes Waves With Controversial Comments

Kevin Brady



Los Angeles Rams @ Dallas Cowboys: By the Numbers

Heading into this 2018 offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have to answer some critical questions about their wide receiver corps.

  • Is Dez Bryant still worthy of being labeled/targeted as a number one receiver?
  • Is Ryan Switzer ready to dethrone Cole Beasley as the team's starting slot receiver?
  • What in the world do you do with Terrance Williams?
  • And, lastly, do you bring back last year's WR4 Brice Butler?

Well, it appears that final question answered itself earlier this week.

Free agent wide out Brice Butler took to Fox Sports to voice his opinions on his future with the Cowboys, stating that if he isn't going to be a starter, he isn't going to come back at all.

"I think in this league, when you think about the business aspect, you've got to follow the money trail... Both of our starters made money. Terrance [Williams] just got paid last year. So there were times where I was like, 'I'm making plays, aren't we trying to win games? Why am I not on the field?' But that's the only thing that I can really think of." -Brice Butler

Butler also made waves with a comment on Fox's Undisputed, claiming that if given the same chances as Dez Bryant, he would have been more productive than Bryant was this season.

I am totally for a player getting the money he feels he deserves, and I wasn't really "for" the Cowboys bringing back Butler anyway, but he probably sealed his fate In Dallas with his comments. This is the same team that cut Lucky Whitehead last offseason to send a message, and has tried to "clean up" their locker room with the "right kind of guys" lately, so it'd be hard to imagine them re-signing Butler now.

Even though I don't think it's that outlandish of a comment for him to make. I mean, why shouldn't he want an opportunity to start somewhere? Unfortunately for Butler, I doubt that opportunity is in Dallas.

Plus, we all thought Butler should've gotten more chances during his time here, dating back to the disastrous season in 2015. And when he did get chances, Butler showed flashes of how valuable he can be.

Still, I think the Cowboys should draft a wide out to be their much-needed Z receiver, and signing Butler would just add to the log jam of pretty mediocre players at the position already.

Could Brice Butler have been more productive than Bryant? I guess we'll never know. But it's astounding how this rather average football team cannot help but make the news each and every day.

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and am currently a college student. Lets get going.

  • Travis Diggs

    Couldn’t even beat out Terrance Williams. Let Washington or Cleveland overpay him lol

  • oneputter

    dallas doesn’t use their WR’s the right way.

    how is it that we don’t have a package that includes, dez, butler, williams, and cole or switzer out on the field? seems to be that it would be a huge mis-match for some defenses.

    when all your routes are designed to go to the sidelines, it makes for a poor offensive performance by the WR’s.

  • John McClain

    Time to move on from Dez but Butler needs to learn how to compete

  • jeonymac

    So what was the reason for cutting Lucky Whitehead again?

  • Michael Esquivel

    OMG!! He said he won’t sign unless he starts!! Please!? Good for him it’s sad but true he’s the best receiver on the roster which isn’t saying much Dez gotta go making to much for a 3rd string receiver unless he takes a pay cut he ain’t gonna do nothing for Dallas he needs a fresh start with a QB/coach that knows how to use him

  • Emilio Gonzalez

    I would put it like this he would do a better job than Dez having the same amount of balls thrown to Him don’t want to get into details and I agree with oneputter comment.Thanks

  • Emilio Gonzalez

    Remember Speed Kills. Thanks

  • Russ_Te

    Kevin do you have the quote reference where Butler said he wouldn’t return if he isn’t going to start?

    I see some other remarks above, that are not atypical of WR’s who are known to be mouthy as a bunch. If it’s no more than what is above, I doubt Jones or Garrett will react to it. He is the only speed WR right now, he did make plays when he was occasionally put in the game, and I’d rather hold him and trade or release Williams, even if a top WR is acquired.

    There may be some trade value for both Williams and Beasley, and if fair, I’d do those trades in hopes of depth elsewhere like OL.

  • Mike C

    Butler is right, coaching is terrible. I think Butler has a better year with the same touches. Bottom line the cowboys have two 4.52 receivers (twill & dez) a slow tight end and a slow slot recever. You cant have both of your top 2 recievers be slow. But Garrett new that when they invested money in them. If your paying them to start their going to start thats how the cowboys operate. If you’ve watched the cowboys through the years like i have you’d know that. Just because the player is better doesnt matter, its who’s getting paid to start. Butler is correct hes not the 1st cowboy to leave the team as a backup thats better than our starter. Romo lucked up that quincy self destructed he wouldve been cut. Its all politics with the cowboys your draft selection our yor pay out weighs your talent most the time.

  • Zack

    I agree with Butler 100%!

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

Jess Haynie



Jamize Olawale, Raiders

Less than a week after the Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders in free agency, the two teams have worked out a trade to send FB Jamize Olawale from Oakland to Dallas.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Fullback trade! The #Raiders are sending FB Jamize Olawale to the #Cowboys, sources say. Dallas has its fullback, one who was with Oakland since 2012.

To facilitate the trade, the Cowboys will send their fifth-round pick (173rd overall) to the Raiders for their sixth-round pick (192nd), moving back just 19 spots.

In return, Dallas not only brings in a veteran replacement at FB but a player they already know.

Jamize Olawale was an undrafted rookie free agent of the Cowboys in 2012. Despite a strong showing in that preseason, Dallas did not have room for him on the roster. He was on the team's practice squad until December, when Oakland poached him.

Since then, Olawale has been a regular roleplayer in the Raiders' offense. He's missed just six games since 2013.

Jamize brings more offensive firepower to the FB position than Keith Smith had. He's scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three seasons. He can be effective both running and receiving.

Through the trade, Dallas picks up the final year of Olawale's current contract. It calls for a $1.5 million base salary in 2018.

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

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018 1

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.

Todd Archer on Twitter

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

Dallas Cowboys LS L.P. Ladouceur

L.P. Ladouceur is back in the silver and blue, and in this moment, everything can be alright with the world.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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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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