Which Player Just Moved Past Hall of Famer Randy White in Cowboys’ Record Book?

by | Oct 10, 2018 | Articles, The League, The Team

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)

*active player