Which Player Just Moved Past Hall of Famer Randy White in Cowboys’ Record Book?
When long snapper L.P. Ladouceur took the field for Sunday night’s game at Houston, he moved past Randy White for the fourth-most games played in Cowboys’ history.
White, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, played 209 games for Dallas from 1975-1988. He dominated at defensive tackle, won a Super Bowl ring, and was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1994.
Ladouceur has now played in 210 career games since signing with Dallas as a free agent in Week 4 of the 2005 season. He is now in his 14th season and is the longest-tenured player on the Cowboys.
Ladouceur is also mistake-free on every deep snap he has made for the Cowboys, a streak that is now 1,904 consecutive snaps (921 punts, 568 extra points, and 415 field goals).
Only three Cowboys in team history have played in more games than Ladouceur: Jason Witten, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, and Bill Bates. Ladouceur will tie Bates for third-place on the all-time list on November 29th when the Cowboys host the Saints.
Here’s how Ladouceur ranks among the Cowboys’ All-Time Top Ten List.
Cowboys’ All-Time “Top Ten” in Games Played:
#1 JASON WITTEN, 239; tight end (2003-2017)
#2 ED “TOO TALL” JONES, 224; defensive end (1974-1989)
#3 BILL BATES, 217; safety (1983-1997)
#4 L.P. LADOUCEUR, 210; deep snapper (2005-2018)*
#5 RANDY WHITE, 209; defensive tackle (1975-1988)
#6 TOM RAFFERTY, 203; center (1976-1989)
#7 EMMITT SMITH, 201; running back (1990-2002)
#8 BOB LILLY, 196; defensive tackle (1961-1974)
#9 MARK TUINEI, 195; offensive tackle (1983-1997)
#10 NATE NEWTON, 191; guard (1986-1998)