A dose of reality for Jesse Holley and other Cowboys

And despite a game-winning punt return for a touchdown on Friday night in Minnesota, Fourth and Long winner Jesse Holley is out of a job.

Also gone are guard Travis Bright, safety Courtney Brown, quarterback Rudy Carpenter, tight end Scott Chandler, fullback Julius Croslin, defensive end Marcus Dixon, linebacker Tearrius George, guard Ryan Gibbons, cornerback Jeremy Haynes, receiver Mike Jefferson, receiver Manuel Johnson, running back Keon Lattimore (brother of Ray Lewis), cornerback Mike Mickens, receiver Willie Reid, defensive end Derreck Robinson, fullback Asaph Schwapp, defensive tackle Jonas Seawright, safety DeAngelo Smith, receiver Isaiah Stanback, linebacker Matt Stewart, and cornerback DeAngelo Willingham.

Smith was a fifth-round draft pick in 2009, and Mickens and Johnson arrived via round seven.

Stanback had been a fourth-round pick in 2007. 

Also, linebacker Stephen Hodge was placed on injured reserve.