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Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th173.5 (2nd)201.5 (21st)
Defense12th104.5 (14th)212.0 (12th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19884Oklahoma State
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19893Southern Methodist
73Bernadeau, Mackenzy G6-43251/3/19867Bentley
66Bishop, Ken DT6-03059/8/1990RNorthern Illinois
88Bryant, Dez WR6-222011/4/19885Oklahoma State
39Carr, Brandon CB6-02105/19/19867Grand Valley State
54Carter, Bruce OLB6-22402/19/19884North Carolina
42Church, Barry FS6-22182/11/19885Toledo
24Claiborne, Morris CB5-111922/7/19903Louisiana State
44Clutts, Tyler FB6-225511/9/19844Fresno State
60Coleman, Davon DT6-23001/11/1991RArizona State
58Crawford, Jack DE6-52759/7/19883Penn State
98Crawford, Tyrone DE6-428511/22/19893Boise State
25Dunbar, Lance RB5-81951/25/19903North Texas
52Durant, Justin OLB6-12309/21/19858Hampton
95Edwards, Lavar DE6-42784/29/19902Louisiana State
89Escobar, Gavin TE6-62602/3/19912San Diego State
72Frederick, Travis C6-33153/18/19912Wisconsin
68Free, Doug T6-63251/6/19848Northern Illinois
84Hanna, James TE6-42607/14/19893Oklahoma
17Harris, Dwayne WR5-102029/16/19874East Carolina
71Hawkins, Donald T6-43104/22/1992RTexas
96Hayden, Nick DT6-43032/4/19867Wisconsin
38Heath, Jeff SS6-12125/14/19912Saginaw Valley State
59Hitchens, Anthony OLB6-02356/10/1992RIowa
6Jones, Chris P6-02057/21/19893Carson-Newman
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52563/13/198110California
53Lawrence, Cameron OLB6-22381/20/19912Mississippi State
90Lawrence, Demarcus DE6-32604/28/1992RBoise State
65Leary, Ronald G6-33204/29/19892Memphis
70Martin, Zack G6-431011/20/1990RNotre Dame
97McClain, Terrell DT6-23007/20/19884South Florida
55McClain, Rolando MLB6-42597/14/19894Alabama
69Melton, Henry DT6-329010/11/19866Texas
92Mincey, Jeremy DE6-428012/14/19837Florida
26Moore, Sterling DB5-102022/3/19904Southern Methodist
29Murray, DeMarco RB6-02172/12/19884Oklahoma
78Parnell, Jermey T6-63157/20/19865Mississippi
20Patmon, Tyler DB5-101851/26/1991ROklahoma State
21Randle, Joseph RB6-021012/29/19912Oklahoma State
9Romo, Tony QB6-22304/21/198012Eastern Illinois
32Scandrick, Orlando CB5-101952/10/19877Boise State
99Selvie, George DE6-42703/6/19875South Florida
77Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19904USC
93Spencer, Anthony DE6-32651/23/19848Purdue
37Spillman, C.J. DB6-01995/6/19866Marshall
15Street, Devin WR6-32003/30/1991RPittsburgh
56Toomer, Korey LB6-223412/9/19881Idaho
10Vaughan, Dustin QB6-52351/27/1991RWest Texas A&M
3Weeden, Brandon QB6-322810/14/19833Oklahoma State
74Whaley, Chris DT6-329512/8/1990RTexas
51Wilber, Kyle LB6-42454/26/19893Wake Forest
27Wilcox, J.J. SS6-02122/14/19912Georgia Southern
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22089/8/19892Baylor
82Witten, Jason TE6-62615/6/198212Tennessee
Injured Players
63Clarke, Brian (IR) G6-329010/14/1989RBloomsburg
71Gardner, Ben (IR) DE6-42704/29/1991RStanford
57Holloman, DeVonte (IR) MLB6-22382/12/19912South Carolina
50Lee, Sean (IR) MLB6-22347/22/19865Penn State
87Najvar, Jordan (IR) TE6-62601/8/1991RBaylor
75Weems, Darrion (IR) T6-53109/4/19882Oregon
Practice Squad
16Benford, Tim WR5-111989/7/19891Tennessee Tech
91Boatright, Kenneth DE6-42533/6/19902Southern Illinois
17Dunn, Reggie WR5-91781/5/19891Utah
67Patrick, Ronald G6-131011/1/1991RSouth Carolina
32Pellerin, Micah DB6-019211/23/19882Hampton
96Sam, Michael DE6-22601/17/1990RMissouri
43Smith, Keith LB6-02324/8/1992RSan Jose State
61Wetzel, John T6-73157/18/19911Boston College
35Whitlock, Nikita RB5-112505/16/1991RWake Forest
34Williams, Ryan RB5-92074/9/19902Virginia Tech
Suspended Players
23Hamilton, Jakar DB5-1120810/2/19892South Carolina State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Dallas6-4313.96-3285.125.72234
 
 
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Position Listing
Michael Sam
News
The Cowboys officially announced Wednesday they signed rookie defensive lineman Michael Sam to the practice squad. 

"We felt like it was a good move for our football team right now," head coach Jason Garrett said, per the team's official website. "I don’t like to talk about who’s on our board and who’s off our board, but obviously he was a very good player in college. His track record speaks for itself."

Kenneth Boatright
News
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.

The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.

Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.

The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.

Micah Pellerin
News
The Titans listed seven players as inactive for their game vs. Arizona: quarterback John Skelton, wideouts Justin Hunter and Damian Williams, defensive back Micah Pellerin, center Kevin Matthews, offensive tackle Byron Stingily and defensive tackle Mike Martin.
Barry Church
News
Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”

James Hanna
News
Several Cowboys contributed offensively Week 14 at Chicago. Among them, tight end Gavin Escobar caught both his targets for 32 yards and wideout Miles Austin caught two of four targets for 19 yards. Tight end James Hanna had a 6-yard reception.

They'll play the Packers in Week 15.

Jack Crawford
News
The Cowboys have listed QB Dustin Vaughan, LB Korey Toomer, DE Jack Crawford, OT Donald Hawkins, OT Darrion Weems, DE Anthony Spencer, DT Terrell McClain as inactive Week 1 against the 49ers. 

Only McClain was listed on the injury report coming into the game. He's dealing with an ankle injury. Spencer had already been ruled out heading into the game.

Gavin Escobar
News
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (concussion) and tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) are both questionable for Week 3 against the Rams, after they were limited in Friday's final practice session. 
Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 3 at St. Louis
Bruce Carter
News
The Cowboys appear to be leaning toward using twice-retired linebacker Rolando McClain as their starting middle linebacker in the absence of Sean Lee, who will miss the 2014 season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

The Cowboys are also moving Bruce Carter from weakside to strongside, and Justin Durant will take over as the starting weakside linebacker.

"I think he’s made a lot of progress," head coach Jason Garrett said of McClain, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Whenever you’re a new player coming into a system, you need to just play in the system. You need to get reps. That’s particularly the case with a position like linebacker where there’s a lot to do in terms of communication and understanding what the whole defense is doing.

"He has a lot of those traits. Coming in, it was a matter of learning what we were asking him to do. He embraced that, and I think he’s going to be a part of that mix at linebacker. He’s demonstrated both in practice and in preseason games that he’s worthy of some kind of an opportunity."

Travis Frederick
News
Cowboys center Travis Frederick is hoping to make things easier for quarterback Tony Romo this season, reports ESPN.

Part of Romo's responsibility is setting the protections with calling out the middle linebacker. The offensive line follows the assignment. If Frederick can take that responsibility away from Romo, then Romo can worry more about the coverage. 

"I'm going to try and do as much as I can to take as much as I can off Tony that he was doing before for the offensive line," Frederick said. 'Not necessarily because I was a rookie or this or that, but because, if I can see it better, that's going to take one thing off his plate and that's going to help the team as a whole."

Tyron Smith
News
The Cowboys and Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith agreed in principle on an eight-year, $98 million contract extension, reports NFL Network. Smith, 23, was entering the final year of his deal.

He's now signed through 2023.

Nikita Whitlock
News
The Bengals made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.

The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.

Defenders waived by the Bengals include safety Danieal Manning, cornerbacks Onterio McCalebb and Victor Hampton, tackles Devon Still and David King and ends Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch.

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.

Tyler Clutts
News
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley, WR Miles Austin and FB Tyler Clutts did little Week 16.

Beasley caught two passes for 29 yards. He was targeted just two times. Austin caught one pass for 8 yards. Clutts picked up 4 yards on one target.  

Brian Clarke
News
The Cowboys waived/injured guard Brian Clarke and signed guard Wayne Tribue, who was out of football last season.
Injury
Korey Toomer
News
The Cowboys have listed QB Dustin Vaughan, LB Korey Toomer, DE Jack Crawford, OT Donald Hawkins, OT Darrion Weems, DE Anthony Spencer, DT Terrell McClain as inactive Week 1 against the 49ers. 

Only McClain was listed on the injury report coming into the game. He's dealing with an ankle injury. Spencer had already been ruled out heading into the game.

Terrell McClain
News
The Cowboys have listed QB Dustin Vaughan, LB Korey Toomer, DE Jack Crawford, OT Donald Hawkins, OT Darrion Weems, DE Anthony Spencer, DT Terrell McClain as inactive Week 1 against the 49ers. 

Only McClain was listed on the injury report coming into the game. He's dealing with an ankle injury. Spencer had already been ruled out heading into the game.

Terrance Williams
News
Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was a non-factor in the passing game during a 26-10 win Week 2 at Tennessee.

Williams was targeted four times, finishing with two catches for 20 yards. His longest reception went 12 yards and he was targeted just once after halftime.

The Cowboys are back in action Week 3 at St. Louis.

Jermey Parnell
News
The Cowboys added DL/OL Jermey Parnell to their 53-man roster on Thursday.
C.J. Spillman
News
Linebacker Justin Durant (groin), defensive ends Anthony Spencer (knee) and Lavar Edwards (knee) and tackle Darrion Weems (shoulder) have all but ruled out by the Cowboys for the Sunday game in Tennessee.

The team lists safety C.J. Spillman (groin) as questionable.

Henry Melton
News
Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton and cornerback Morris Claiborne were in uniform and able to practice Wednesday, DallasCowboys.com reports.

Neither player was listed on the team's official injury report, so both should be good to go for Week 1. Melton had been slowed by a groin issue, while Claiborne was dealing with a shoulder injury.

Cameron Lawrence
News
Cornerback Sterling Moore, who has earned some playing time with New England and Dallas, has been cut by the Cowboys. Moore played in five games in both 2011 and 2012. Another significant cut by the team is wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who has 54 career catches.

Others waived by Dallas are the following: quarterback Alex Tanney, tackles Demetress Bell and Edawn Coughman, defensive backs Micah Pellerin, Xavier Brewer and Jakar Hamilton, linebackers Brandon McGee, Cameron Lawrence, Caleb McSurdy and Taylor Reed, running back Kendial Lawrence, defensive tackle Jerome Long, defensive ends Thaddeus Gibson and Jabari Fletcher, guard Ray Dominguez, wide receivers Tim Benford and Danny Coale, defensive lineman Jason Vega and center Kevin Kowalski

Kyle Wilber
News
Cowboys linebacker Kyle Wilber started four of the final five games on the strong side last year, making him the favorite to start at the position in 2014, reports the Dallas Morning News. Wilber, 25, appeared in every game and finished with 42 tackles, two sacks and 14 quarterback pressures.

He'll be challenged by DeVonte Holloman.

Lance Dunbar
News
The Cowboys backup pass catchers played a bigger role than expected Week 1 against the 49ers.

Dwayne Harris only received two targets, but made the most of it. He came down with a 56 -yard catch in the third quarter. The pass was nearly intercepted, but the defender jumped too early. Harris also had one rush for 9 yards. 

Cole Beasley wound up being the most consistent of the bunch. He caught four passes for 42 yards. Beasley received five targets. 

Lance Dunbar and Devin Street also played roles. Dunbar caught three balls for 21 yards. He did not have a rush the entire game. Street caught two passes for 18 yards.

The Cowboys will take on the Titans Week 2. 

Anthony Spencer
News
The Cowboys ruled out three players from the defensive side of the ball for Week 3 against the Rams, based on Friday's injury report.

Defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) was unable to practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week, and will not play in Sunday's game. He will be joined on the sidelined by Davon Coleman (knee) and Justin Durant (groin), both of whom were unable to practice during the week.

Additionally, linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) is doubtful after missing the entire week. Defensive lineman Lavar Edwards (knee) is questionable, while George Selvie (shoulder) and Ken Bishop (illness) are both probable for the game and expected to play. 

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 3 at St. Louis
Nick Hayden
News
Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. Oakland. The only player that wasn't listed as probable was Escobar, who was considered questionable.
Donald Hawkins
News
Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebacker Justin Durant (groin), nose tackle Ken Bishop, tackle Donald Hawkins, tackle Darrion Weems (shoulder), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) were all ruled inactive Week 2 at Tennessee.
Tim Benford
News
Cornerback Sterling Moore, who has earned some playing time with New England and Dallas, has been cut by the Cowboys. Moore played in five games in both 2011 and 2012. Another significant cut by the team is wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who has 54 career catches.

Others waived by Dallas are the following: quarterback Alex Tanney, tackles Demetress Bell and Edawn Coughman, defensive backs Micah Pellerin, Xavier Brewer and Jakar Hamilton, linebackers Brandon McGee, Cameron Lawrence, Caleb McSurdy and Taylor Reed, running back Kendial Lawrence, defensive tackle Jerome Long, defensive ends Thaddeus Gibson and Jabari Fletcher, guard Ray Dominguez, wide receivers Tim Benford and Danny Coale, defensive lineman Jason Vega and center Kevin Kowalski

Jeremy Mincey
News
With rookie Demarcus Lawrence expected to miss 8-12 weeks with a fractured foot, the Cowboys are thin at defensive end. Jeremy Mincey and George Selvie are running with the first team, and Martez Wilson and rookie Ben Gardner could get into the mix, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Dallas hopes Anthony Spencer can return from his microfracture surgery. He's currently on the PUP list.

Dan Bailey
News
Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey got plenty of work during a 26-10 win Week 2 at Tennessee, converting all four of his field-goal attempts. He also made two extra points and finished with 14 points.

Bailey opened the scoring with a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. He added field goals of 44 and 51 yards in the second quarter. His last field goal was another 48-yarder in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring. 

Sunday was the fourth time in Bailey's career he has made at least four field goals. He now has made at least 12 field goals of 50-plus yards in his career. The Cowboys are back in action Week 3 at St. Louis.

Tyler Patmon
No Updates
Mackenzy Bernadeau
News
Cowboys guard Mackenzy Bernadeau's restructured contract includes a $1.15 million pay cut for 2014, reports USA Today. He started 11 games last season and figures to start at right guard this fall.
Jakar Hamilton
News
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.

The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.

Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.

The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.

Injury
Suspension - 4-game suspension. Eligible to return Week 5 vs. Housto
Dez Bryant
News
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday as a result of a shoulder injury, putting his availability for Week 3 against the Rams in question.

Bryant told reporters earlier in the week he expects to play Sunday, but is officially listed on the injury report as questionable. He suffered the injury in Week 2, but was able to play through it after missing just one series."

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 3 at St. Louis
Dwayne Harris
News
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tried on two occasions during a Week 1 loss against the 49ers to force the football to wide receiver Dez Bryant despite being covered by multiple defenders. Both times Romo threw interceptions.

"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too. Terrance WilliamsCole BeasleyDevin StreetDwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if given an opportunity, are going to come through for us. Tony understands that. Tony’s typically struck a really nice balance about trying to give these guys a chance and understanding how to read things out and throwing the ball to the right guy."

As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.

"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."

Lavar Edwards
News
The Cowboys waived defensive end Lavar Edwards and signed linebacker Keith Smith from the practice squad Saturday. With Rolando McClain doubtful to play Sunday due to a groin injury, the Cowboys turned to the practice squad to add to the depth at the position.
Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 3 at St. Louis
John Wetzel
News
The Cowboys signed defensive back Jemea Thomas and offensive tackle John Wetzel to the practice squad Tuesday.
Ronald Leary
News
The Cowboys activated guard Ronald Leary from the PUP list, reports ESPN.com. The starter had been dealing with a hamstring injury.
Chris Whaley
Injury
Knee - NFI. Out indefinitely
No Updates
Joseph Randle
News
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle returned to practice Friday, according to ESPN.com, after missing two days of practice with a concussion. Whether he will be cleared to play in Week 3 against the Rams remains to be seen, but it should become clearer when the team unveils it's official injury report later Friday.
Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 3 at St. Louis
Sterling Moore
News
Cowboys defensive backs Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne and Sterling Moore will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, the Dallas Morning News reports.
J.J. Wilcox
News
Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. Oakland. The only player that wasn't listed as probable was Escobar, who was considered questionable.
Keith Smith
News
The Cowboys waived defensive end Lavar Edwards and signed linebacker Keith Smith from the practice squad Saturday. With Rolando McClain doubtful to play Sunday due to a groin injury, the Cowboys turned to the practice squad to add to the depth at the position.
George Selvie
News
The Cowboys ruled out three players from the defensive side of the ball for Week 3 against the Rams, based on Friday's injury report.

Defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) was unable to practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week, and will not play in Sunday's game. He will be joined on the sidelined by Davon Coleman (knee) and Justin Durant (groin), both of whom were unable to practice during the week.

Additionally, linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) is doubtful after missing the entire week. Defensive lineman Lavar Edwards (knee) is questionable, while George Selvie (shoulder) and Ken Bishop (illness) are both probable for the game and expected to play. 

Injury
Shoulder - Probable for Week 3 at St. Louis
Ryan Williams
News
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.

The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.

Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.

The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.

Ben Gardner
News
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.

Injury
Shoulder - IR. Out for season
Ronald Patrick
News
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.

The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.

Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.

The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.

Doug Free
News
Cowboys right tackle Doug Free is recovering from cleanup surgery on his ankle, reports ESPN.com. He did not miss a snap this season and expects to be 100 percent for the offseason program in April, the report said.
Orlando Scandrick
News
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who had two games left on his four-game suspension, is eligible to play right away under the new drug policy announced Wednesday. Dallas visits St. Louis on Sunday.
Demarcus Lawrence
News
The Cowboys placed defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (foot) on short-term injured reserve Tuesday. He will be eligible to practice after Week 6 and eligible to play after Week 8.
Injury
Foot - IR. Eligible to return Week 9 vs. Arizona
Cole Beasley
News
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tried on two occasions during a Week 1 loss against the 49ers to force the football to wide receiver Dez Bryant despite being covered by multiple defenders. Both times Romo threw interceptions.

"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too. Terrance WilliamsCole BeasleyDevin StreetDwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if given an opportunity, are going to come through for us. Tony understands that. Tony’s typically struck a really nice balance about trying to give these guys a chance and understanding how to read things out and throwing the ball to the right guy."

As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.

"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."

Justin Durant
News
The Cowboys ruled out three players from the defensive side of the ball for Week 3 against the Rams, based on Friday's injury report.

Defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) was unable to practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week, and will not play in Sunday's game. He will be joined on the sidelined by Davon Coleman (knee) and Justin Durant (groin), both of whom were unable to practice during the week.

Additionally, linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) is doubtful after missing the entire week. Defensive lineman Lavar Edwards (knee) is questionable, while George Selvie (shoulder) and Ken Bishop (illness) are both probable for the game and expected to play. 

Injury
Groin - Out for Week 3 at St. Louis
Jason Witten
News
Jason Witten has been the lone member of the Dallas passing game to not do anything thus far this season. 

Terrance Williams scored a touchdown in Week 1 and last week Dez Bryant found the end zone. Witten, meanwhile, has six catches for 46 yards on 13 targets.

He has a tough matchup this week against the Rams, who held Witten in check last year with five catches for 67 yards on six targets. St. Louis has only allowed three tight ends to reach double digits in Fantasy points in the past 34 games, so we're not expecting a Witten breakout performance this week.

He is a good buy-low candidate though since he still has plenty of chances to play at a high level this season.

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.

Morris Claiborne
News
Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton and cornerback Morris Claiborne were in uniform and able to practice Wednesday, DallasCowboys.com reports.

Neither player was listed on the team's official injury report, so both should be good to go for Week 1. Melton had been slowed by a groin issue, while Claiborne was dealing with a shoulder injury.

Davon Coleman
News
Cowboys defensive tackle Davon Coleman strained his left calf muscle while doing squats in the weight room Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The rookie drew the start in Week 1 against the 49ers but becomes the latest in a long line of injuries to the Dallas defense. He remains hopeful he'll be able to suit up this Sunday.

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 3 at St. Louis
Ken Bishop
News
The Cowboys ruled out three players from the defensive side of the ball for Week 3 against the Rams, based on Friday's injury report.

Defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) was unable to practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week, and will not play in Sunday's game. He will be joined on the sidelined by Davon Coleman (knee) and Justin Durant (groin), both of whom were unable to practice during the week.

Additionally, linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) is doubtful after missing the entire week. Defensive lineman Lavar Edwards (knee) is questionable, while George Selvie (shoulder) and Ken Bishop (illness) are both probable for the game and expected to play. 

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Illness - Probable for Week 3 at St. Louis
Darrion Weems
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The Cowboys placed offensive tackle Darrion Weems on IR with a shoulder injury, ending his season.
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Tyrone Crawford
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The Cowboys believe Tyrone Crawford is "ready to start" at left defensive end, "but want to see him earn the spot in training camp," reports the Dallas Morning News. Crawford, 24, missed last season with a torn Achilles' tendon but reportedly has recovered.

He'll push George Selvie for the starting job. In 2012, Crawford made 20 tackles while appearing in every game.

Brandon Weeden
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With Tony Romo sidelined, Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden got the start for Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers. 

Weeden played the first half of the game and hooked up with James Hanna for a 4-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He completed 13 of 17 passes for 107 yards ad a touchdown. He also had one run for a gain of 10 yards. 

Weeden will likely be relegated to backup duties, as Romo is expected to return for the second preseason game, Aug. 16 against Baltimore.
Jeff Heath
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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.  

Sean Lee
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The Cowboys have announced that linebacker Sean Lee has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. He will not play this season after tearing his ACL in June.

The team traded for linebacker Rolando McClain on July 1 to help replace him. 

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Knee - IR. Out for season
Chris Jones
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The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.
Devin Street
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tried on two occasions during a Week 1 loss against the 49ers to force the football to wide receiver Dez Bryant despite being covered by multiple defenders. Both times Romo threw interceptions.

"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too. Terrance WilliamsCole BeasleyDevin StreetDwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if given an opportunity, are going to come through for us. Tony understands that. Tony’s typically struck a really nice balance about trying to give these guys a chance and understanding how to read things out and throwing the ball to the right guy."

As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.

"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."

Tony Romo
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to play without limitations in Week 3 against the Rams, despite sitting out earlier in the week of practice to rest his back. Romo practiced in full Thursday and Friday and is officially probable for Sunday's game.
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Back - Probable for Week 3 at St. Louis
Brandon Carr
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Cowboys cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne returned to a padded practice Tuesday, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Carr missed the first 11 scheduled practices to be with his mother, who died late last month, the paper said. Claiborne hurt his right shoulder in practice last week and didn't play against the Ravens on Saturday.

Zack Martin
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Terrance Williams are active Week 1 against the 49ers.

Romo was probable heading into the game, and was always expected to play. Williams was questionable due to a back injury, but will give it a go.

Zack Martin, who was aslo questionable, will attempt to play. George Selvie will play as well. He was probable heading into the game. 

Rolando McClain
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Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) "probably" will not play in Week 3 against the Rams, team owner Jerry Jones told a local radio station Friday, via the Star-Telegram.

McClain has been unable to practice throughout the week with a groin strain, and his official status will be declared when the team's injury report comes out later in the day. 

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Groin - Doubtful for Week 3 at St. Louis
Anthony Hitchens
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With Cowboys starting linebacker Justin Durant out three to four weeks with a groin injury, rookie Anthony Hitchens worked with the first team in Wednesday's practice, reports the Dallas Morning News. Hitchens was a fourth-round pick out of Iowa.
Jordan Najvar
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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.

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DeMarco Murray
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will carry primarily with his right hand moving forward, according to ESPN.

Murray worked on carrying the ball with both hands during the offseason, but has had issues with fumbles this year. Both of his fumbles have come with the ball in his left hand. Murray said he's not willing to fully give up on using both hands to carry the ball, but it will likely be on the back-burner for now. "Not saying I won’t do it again but I’m just more comfortable and stronger, I think, in my right (hand)," Murray said. 

L.P. LaDouceur
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The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys tendered contracts to six exclusive rights free agents, including Patrick Crayton. Terrance Copper, Willie Pile, and Jacques Reeves have been tendered contracts worth $385,000. Lousaka Polite and L.P. Ladouceur were tendered at $310,000.
Reggie Dunn
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The Cardinals released quarterback Ryan Lindley, offensive tackle Max Starks, linebackers Keenan Clayton, JoJo Dickson and Derrell Johnson, center Tom Draheim, receivers Reggie Dunn and Kevin Ozier, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Justin Renfrow, running back Damien Thigpen and cornerback Brandon Sermons.

DeVonte Holloman
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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.

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Dustin Vaughan
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Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebacker Justin Durant (groin), nose tackle Ken Bishop, tackle Donald Hawkins, tackle Darrion Weems (shoulder), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) were all ruled inactive Week 2 at Tennessee.
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