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Jason Garrett wants a Pro-Bowl trade for long snapper

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PHOENIX -- During Wednesday's Pro Bowl Draft, team captain Michael Irvin selected six Dallas Cowboys to fill out his roster. The Hall of Famer cited the continuity between the six offensive players as vital to his strategy.

DeMarco Murray, Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin will all be coached by Jason Garrett, who said the draft "worked out great" for his team.

"I think it's fun for us," Garrett told Around The NFL after Friday's practice. "It's really an honor and a privilege as a coaching staff to be out here. It's well earned by our players and everyone who is out here. These guys literally are the best of the best on the planet at what they do."

The only drawback is that Cowboy long snapper L.P. LaDouceur was handpicked by the Baltimore Ravens' staff for Team Carter.

"L.P. is the long snapper for the other team, so we are thinking about making an eleventh-hour trade here, I don't know if that going to happen," Garrett said, laughing.

"We like (Eagles' long snapper) Jon Dorenbos, he's a magician and he does a great job for us. Unfortunately I don't know if were going to be able to pull (a trade) off, but it's fun to have all our guys," Garrett added.

A post-draft trade isn't in the rules, but we don't blame Garrett for contemplating the move to unite all his Pro Bowlers.

Ladouceur, for his part, said it was great all his teammates were selected for the Pro Bowl and he's not complaining about being on the other sideline.

"I was a need player for the Ravens coaching staff," he told Around The NFL. "They wanted me to be on their squad. I'm kind of happy about it, because I'm here. I’m not going to complain about that."

Despite facing his coach and teammates, Ladouceur said there would be no subterfuge on Sunday to help out his regular-season mates.

"That wouldn't be fair play," he said, laughing at the notion.

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