L.P. Ladouceur gets five-year deal

IRVING, Texas – Amid a number of contract restructurings, the Cowboys signed veteran longsnapper L.P. Ladouceur to a five-year deal, agent Gil Scott said Thursday. A source said he received a $600,000 signing bonus.

"They wanted him, and he wanted to be there," Scott said. "It's all good from that standpoint. You always wonder if you can get more in free agency. Maybe? Maybe not. When you've played in one place and want to remain a Cowboy for your career, that transcends everything else."

Ladouceur, who has been with the Cowboys since 2005, was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. The Cowboys and agent met at the NFL scouting combine last week in Indianapolis.

Since joining the Cowboys, Ladouceur has not had a poor snap. Given the number of close games and how they have relied on kicker Dan Bailey the last two seasons, the Cowboys felt it was important to keep Ladouceur around.