• by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cowboys reach 75-man limit

    The Cowboys got down to the 75-man roster limit Tuesday. They waived receiver Chris Boyd, punter Tom Hornsey, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and guard Wayne Tribue, and released quarterback Caleb Hanie. Dallas waived these players with injury designations: tight end Jordan Najvar, safety Matt Johnson, cornerbacks Justin Green and Johnny Thomas, and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on IR, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Cowboys list 13 inactive Saturday

    The Cowboys have 13 players out of uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins, including some who have been battling injuries through the preseason. Defensive backs Morris Claiborne (shoulder), Jeff Heath, Johnny Thomas, Matt Johnson and B.W. Webb; linebackers DeVonte Holloman (neck) and Orie Lemon; defensive linemen Henry Melton (groin), Terrell McClain (ankle), and Demarcus Lawrence; tight end Gavin Escobar (shoulder) and offensive lineman Darrion Weems are all inactive Saturday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Matt Johnson hamstring injury perplexing to Cowboys

    The prolonged absence of safety Matt Johnson due to hamstring issues has the Cowboys baffled, according to the Dallas News. His visit to a back specialist last week uncovered nothing new. The team had been considering that back problems might be causing his hamstring injury. "Just trying to turn over all the rocks," Jason Garrett said. The third-year player has yet to record any NFL statistics.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Matt Johnson's injury woes continue

    Cowboys safety Matt Johnson will miss at least a week with a hamstring injury, reports ESPN.com. He missed most of his 2012 rookie season with hamstring injuries and was out all of last year due to foot surgery.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Matt Johnson placed on IR

    The Cowboys have placed safety Matt Johnson on injured reserve with a foot injury suffered Aug. 4, ESPN reports. Johnson is out for the season in 2013. A fourth-round pick in 2012, Johnson did not play in a game last season due to hamstring issues. This is the second time in two seasons he's been placed on IR.

  • Claiborne highlights Dallas' draft

    News: The Cowboys moved up and took LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the draft, but he wasn't their only defensive pick. The Cowboys also picked up Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford, Wake Forest linebacker Kyle Wilber, Eastern Washington safety Matt Johnson and Montana linebacker Caleb McSurdy. Wilber led the Demon Deacons in sacks the last two seasons and could get some time to rush the passer this season. Johnson's a raw project-type player, McSurdy was the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year who can smack defenders and Crawford has some potential as a 3-4 defensive lineman.
    Analysis: Wilber might be a diamond in the rough for owners in IDP leagues that do not reward tackles, and McSurdy could eventually work his way into a job with the Cowboys. They might warrant late picks in deeper rookie-only drafts, but that's about as good as it gets. No one else should be considered in Fantasy drafts.