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.
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.
The Cowboys signed final-round pick Ben Gardner from Stanford, ESPN reports. The defensive end is expected to compete for playing time in training camp after posting 19 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 2013.
With the 231st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected defensive lineman Ben Gardner from Stanford. The 6-4, 262-pound defensive end posted 19 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 2013.