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Tony Romo restructured his contract with the Cowboys. The Redskins cut their punter and a Falcons running back retired. A lot happened in the NFL on Tuesday.
The New Orleans Saints cut tight end David Thomas and waived cornerback Johnny Patrick on Tuesday. The move will save the Saints a much-needed $2.9 million against the 2013 salary cap.
In a topsy-turvy game with no playoff implications, Carolina beat the Saints 44-38 on Sunday in the Superdome, rallying for 28 consecutive points in the second half behind a career-high 210 rushing yards from DeAngelo Williams to clinch second place in the NFC South.
Even in a year when he probably will break the NFL record for net punting, the Saints' Thomas Morstead did not take a Pro Bowl invitation for granted. With only one punter getting that honor from each conference, he knew the road was difficult, making him feel even better when he learned Wednesday he would represent the NFC.
Blasting Tony Romo is an NFL pastime, but is it justified? Pete Prisco doesn't think so. The tape and the numbers say the Cowboys quarterback is the main reason Dallas even has a shot at a division title.
With little to play for, the Saints went to Dallas and dealt a blow to the Cowboys' playoff hopes with a hard-fought 34-31 overtime victory in a game they controlled most of the way.
The Giants humiliated New Orleans 52-27 in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the Saints' flickering playoff hopes.

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