The Cowboys’ long snapper since the Bill Parcells years, L.P. Ladouceur will not be hitting free agency.
This will be Ladouceur’s 15th NFL season. He has played only for the Cowboys as an NFL snapper.
Ladouceur, who will turn 38 next month, made $1.1MM last season on a one-year agreement. Given the going rate for long snappers, it won’t be expected the 2019 accord will be too far north of that figure.
With Jason Witten having retired, Ladouceur is the longest-tenured Cowboy — by a considerable margin. He has played in 230 straight games (counting the Cowboys’ nine playoff contests since 2006). Witten’s 239 regular-season games represent the most in Cowboys history, so it would take Ladouceur coming back in 2020 to eclipse that. Ladouceur will be in position to pass Ed “Too Tall” Jones on the franchise’s games-played list by October, however.
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