Cowboys To Re-Sign LS L.P. Ladouceur

On Monday, the Cowboys will re-sign longtime long snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal, ESPN’s Todd Archer tweets

It will be Ladouceur’s 14th year with the team, ranking him behind only Jason Witten, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei in total tenure with the team.

If you’ve never heard of him, that’s a good thing. The only time a long snapper is mentioned is when he makes a mistake, something Ladouceur has never done. In 2016, The Guardian labeled the long snapper “the NFL’s perfect player” after he had gone 12 years without making a bad snap. His streak is still in tact through 2017.

Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2005 by the Saints, Ladouceur was released before the start of the season. He was given a tryout with the Cowboys during the season and has been with the team ever since.

His failure to make a bad snap has helped kicker Dan Bailey post one of the highest field-goal percentages in NFL history. The return of Ladouceur, a Pro Bowl selection in 2014, is one that will go under the radar, but provides Dallas with much-needed consistency on special teams.

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  1. of9376

    Good Job Jerry! Def going to win the division now (heavy sarcasm)

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  2. CursedRangers

    The guy really is incredible. Does a lot to help other long snappers across the league. Stand up guy & glad to see him back for another year.

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    • GabeOfThrones

      Like he runs a long-snapper shelter, or teaches them how to long-snap? Since the Cowboys play every team at least once every 4 years, I’d prefer he didn’t do the latter…but kudos to him if it’s the former.

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