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Cowboys free agent news: Long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur back with Dallas for 16th season

Mr. Perfect is back!

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With Jason Witten heading to the Las Vegas Raiders there is officially only one player on the Dallas Cowboys that once played at Texas Stadium (keep in mind that 2008 was the final season there).

The distinction in question belongs to long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur who has been setting his place, looking back, and snapping footballs long enough that people born when he started doing it professionally can drive a car. That’s quite a while.

What’s more is that L.P. is not done snapping balls in the NFL. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Ladouceur is officially returning to the Cowboys for a 16th NFL season.

L.P. Ladouceur will be back with the Cowboys for a 16th season, agreeing to a one-year deal that will guarantee him nearly $900,000. Ladouceur has been the Cowboys’ long snapper since 2005 and has not missed a game.

As noted, Ladouceur has been doing this long enough that he’s outlasted Cowboys coaches. Consider that he’s played for Bill Parcells, Wade Phillips, and Jason Garrett all since putting a star on his helmet.

He will cross over into the Mike McCarthy era as a member of the 2020 Cowboys, and on top of that he will get to work with one of the league’s more prominent special teams coordinators in John Fassel.

Welcome back, L.P.!