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Cowboys cut Andre Gurode

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Andre Gurode is done in Dallas.

The Cowboys have decided to part ways with Gurode after failing to come to an agreement on a new contract, ESPNDallas.com is reporting.

Although Gurode was a Pro Bowl center last season, the Cowboys were thought to be leaning toward Phil Costa as the starting center this year. Gurode’s 2011 salary of $5.5 million was too much to pay a player who might not even be a starter.

Costa suffered a sprained PCL last week, but the Cowboys are optimistic he’ll be ready to go for the regular-season opener.

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68 Responses to “Cowboys cut Andre Gurode”
  1. smiley4284 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:16 PM

    “Pro Bowl” + “Dallas” = fail

  2. americankris says: Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM

    the only thing the cowboys have had going for them for the last 20 years is offensive line now they dont even have that

    good luck

  3. baned0n says: Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM

    Bears should cut Spencer, move Garza to guard, sign Gurode for C and put Louis on the bench.

  4. gtorlone says: Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM

    Gurode was only a Pro Bowler because, with offensive linemen specifically, if you make the Pro Bowl once people just vote for you year after year.

  5. nyctexan says: Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM

    Whoa.

  6. ninjapleazee says: Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM

    welcome to Chicago

  7. mvpolamalu says: Aug 29, 2011 12:21 PM

    Steelers sign him to play guard!

  8. addict2sport says: Aug 29, 2011 12:22 PM

    Does it look like the ‘boys will old on to OL Laupepa Letuli out of Hawaii?

  9. dalfanforever says: Aug 29, 2011 12:23 PM

    I can’t say I’m surprised, but I’m not sure I agree with it.

    Well, at least we don’t have to see him launch a shotgun snap over Romo’s head or into the dirt this season. He’s good for a few of these every year when he gets spooked by an aggressive nose tackle.

  10. southcakpanther says: Aug 29, 2011 12:24 PM

    Can he play RG, if so, we need him in Charlotte.

  11. mightymightylafootball says: Aug 29, 2011 12:25 PM

    Yet more proof that the popularity contest that is the Pro Bowl is a complete joke.

    Four Dallas starters and four reserves from a terrible 2010 Cowboys roster. It happens every year. Total farse.

  12. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 12:25 PM

    ya u mad.

  13. bills87 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:27 PM

    BUFFALO

  14. silverwolf3561 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:27 PM

    Angelo get this guy!!!! Bears need him bad. Lets have a good oLine for once!

  15. jarobinewsome says: Aug 29, 2011 12:30 PM

    Gurode to Philly in 3…2…1…

  16. mwcarolina says: Aug 29, 2011 12:31 PM

    Washington should pounce on him, if not them then Carolina should see if he wants to move to guard, but if he wants to play center Washington could be a team to watch with him.

  17. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 12:31 PM

    Cowboys roster = YAWN

  18. mightymightylafootball says: Aug 29, 2011 12:31 PM

    Check that – Six (not eight) Dallas Pro Bowlers. My bad. Still BS.

    Jerah says, “America’s Team!”. The rest of us say, “over-hyped”

  19. ticalcaldwell says: Aug 29, 2011 12:31 PM

    5.5 mill….He was a pro bowler last year…..I hope you know what you are doing Dallas…..jus sayin…You can never have too many O lineman….period…

  20. karlpilkington says: Aug 29, 2011 12:31 PM

    It should not matter who the cowturds have on the line, the are the greatest team. Isnt there a reason they are picked to win the bowl every year. Hahahahahaha

    HTTR

  21. troopy5405 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:32 PM

    Maybe he will go playwith haynesworth so he can stop his head in again haha

  22. thejuddstir says: Aug 29, 2011 12:33 PM

    i don’t think Gurode will be unemployed long…..like perhaps less than 24hrs.

  23. omnipresentfan says: Aug 29, 2011 12:34 PM

    I bet the Eagles sign him this afternoon…to keep him away from a potential return to Dallas (see Steve Smith, former Gnats WR)

  24. condor75 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:36 PM

    So let me get this straight from all you experts, if a team cuts a player, then the conclusion is that player can’t play correct? Even if that same team would have been glad to keep that player for half the price. I am just asking the experts

  25. edukator4 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:36 PM

    probowl o linemen are always just picked randomly by alot of “fans” from the popular teams. new england, dallas, pitt, etc.

  26. cured76 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:37 PM

    I’m guessing this could have been a pre-emptive move by the Cowboys to start tackling that $20M cap hole for next season.

  27. cowboyfan45 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:40 PM

    Jason Garrett making the changes along the offensive line that needed to be made for two years now…

  28. baronvonmonocle says: Aug 29, 2011 12:40 PM

    americankris says:
    Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM
    the only thing the cowboys have had going for them for the last 20 years is offensive line now they dont even have that
    ——————————-

    Over the past 20 years, the Cowboys have also had Aikman, Emmitt, Irvin, Haley, Ware, Woodson, Witten, Glover, Austin, TO, Glenn, Novacek…

    Your post is beyond asinine.

  29. bradwins says: Aug 29, 2011 12:41 PM

    PFT Nation poll question:

    I have a week off before I start a new endeavor. Of course, there are productive things I could be doing, if I were so inclined. But I’m not.

    My question for you is it too early to start drinking? (I am in the eastern time zone)

    thumbs up for “no”; thumbs down for “yes”

  30. bunkmcnulty says: Aug 29, 2011 12:44 PM

    Ravens need a C. If they have cap space, he’ll be in.

  31. kidzaround says: Aug 29, 2011 12:45 PM

    Garrett is cleaning house. No one is safe on the Dallas roster. I think that’s a good thing.

  32. stairwayto7 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:46 PM

    On his way to Pittsburgh!

  33. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Aug 29, 2011 12:46 PM

    He will be a Dolphin in no time.

  34. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Aug 29, 2011 12:51 PM

    Dallas haters are silly

  35. lostsok says: Aug 29, 2011 12:52 PM

    “He will be a Dolphin in no time.”

    Miami needs this guy over Colombo!

  36. ajknox88 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:54 PM

    I bet he’ll stay in the division.

  37. ezdoesit209 says: Aug 29, 2011 12:55 PM

    Thank you for your time and good luck Dre!

    – Cowboys fan

  38. jjmurphy1127d says: Aug 29, 2011 1:01 PM

    If he can play RG, don’t be surprised to see NE in the hunt for this guy – or any team like Pitt/Indy looking to upgrade OL.

  39. krashie21 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:02 PM

    This is a salary dump and part of the overall rebuild (although Jerruh would never use that word) in Big D.

    Quite simply, this guy has been hurt and he’s too expensive. As a Cowboys fan my biggest concern is for Romo’s health, when you have the order of 3 rookies starting along the line.

    Give them time and with the salary cap room that’s being created, the future is looking good.

  40. dfwbillsfan14221 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:03 PM

    @bradwins

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
    That is all.

  41. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 1:06 PM

    Dallas needs new blood in there . Last years 6-10 campaign was just sad .(not for me)

  42. bunjy96 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:09 PM

    SF here I come.

    Both their centers are hurt.

  43. nortonfest says: Aug 29, 2011 1:09 PM

    Sorry to see him go, but his knees are in really bad shape. He may not have made it through the season. I hope Costa is up for the challenge.

    Good luck Andre. Hopefully someone will give you a huge 4-yr contract for buckets of money before you ride off into the sunset.

  44. phillyisinvading says: Aug 29, 2011 1:09 PM

    Cullen Jenkins & Mike Patterson like this article.

  45. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 1:10 PM

    ” Asomugha really wanted to be a cowboy ” … Atleast you still have that fantasy Dallas fans .

  46. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 29, 2011 1:11 PM

    So sick of the over hyped, over built stadium, over confident, overly snobbish Cowboys and their fans.

    I’ve been to a few NFL stadiums and none exhibited the type of self-important demeanor that Dallas fans show.

  47. rootintootinnootin says: Aug 29, 2011 1:11 PM

    Gurode was bad last year and coming off knee surgery just a few months ago. Throw in that you have to pay him $5.5 million and this cut seems like a no-brainer.

    The strange thing is… he must have refused to take a pay cut. But, I wonder where he thinks he’s going to make $5.5 million this year on a gimpy leg playing like garbage?

  48. americankris says: Aug 29, 2011 1:12 PM

    baronvonmonocle says:
    Aug 29, 2011 12:40 PM
    americankris says:
    Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM
    the only thing the cowboys have had going for them for the last 20 years is offensive line now they dont even have that
    ——————————-

    Over the past 20 years, the Cowboys have also had Aikman, Emmitt, Irvin, Haley, Ware, Woodson, Witten, Glover, Austin, TO, Glenn, Novacek…

    Your post is beyond asinine.

    So who made the holes for Emmit and protected Aikmen

  49. madamschefter says: Aug 29, 2011 1:13 PM

    He’ll land on his feat in Philly… Eagles got this.

  50. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Aug 29, 2011 1:15 PM

    Lostsok,
    Maybe they move Pouncey to guard, Murtha to RT and plug Gurode in at C.

  51. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 1:24 PM

    probowl o linemen are always just picked randomly by alot of “fans” from the popular teams. new england, dallas, pitt, etc.

    —————————————————————–

    Fans count only for a third of the vote. The other two thirds are players and coaches.

  52. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 1:25 PM

    I’ve been to a few NFL stadiums and none exhibited the type of self-important demeanor that Dallas fans show.

    ————————————————————————

    It’s not our fault that we’re better than you.

  53. deadmanwalking47 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:26 PM

    please come to dc we’d find a place for you!

  54. dafixisin says: Aug 29, 2011 1:29 PM

    Screw you, fans of other teams not called the Raiders! In case nobody’s noticed, we still count Samson Satele as our starting center. You guys think you have problems? Puhlease!

    Put a big NT over him and watch Satele get squished into the ground, accordian style. I’ll never forget last preseason, when then Seahawk DT Amon Gordon (I think) looked to be trying to bury Samson into the ground, feet first. A thing of beauty, it was not.

    So even though Gurode’s most recent trip to Pro Bowl may not have been deserved, at least he’s had a seat when the music stops.

  55. jpb12 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:44 PM

    This guy should sign with the Patriots so he can practice against Fat Albert.

    Oh wait. Albert doesn’t practice…

  56. cuzz4169 says: Aug 29, 2011 1:45 PM

    He just can’t sign with anyone yet. He’s on a waiver period. Meaning teams with worst record have first dibs.

  57. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 29, 2011 1:51 PM

    Stay the Hell Outta Washington, Gurode!!! Don’t want no more old washed up has-beens, especially when they wore a star on the helmet……..YOUTH, Mr. Shanahan, YOUTH

  58. dangonavyboy says: Aug 29, 2011 1:58 PM

    hey i like it as a cowboys fan the line gets younger and the younger players get more reps..look players dont get better sitting on the bench and just playing against the 2nd or 3rd defense in pratice..you have to play in a real game..i think this year the line will have a challenge in some games but next year and 2013 the line will be very improved..dallas is on their way to having possibly the youngest best oline in football..now if we could just get jay ray-dog some help on the d-line maybe just maybe we could make it far in the playoffs..

  59. silkysammy says: Aug 29, 2011 2:03 PM

    Doesn’t matter. He was worthless anyway. Let me know when they cut Dez Bryant so I can have my Chiefs pick him up.

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  60. shanehockey28 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:03 PM

    Dream Team!!!

  61. cowboy88 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:06 PM

    Gurode is a center only. He cannot play Guard. He is not mobile enough. Gurode earned his pro bowls. He is just not worth 5.5 million and the quality differential between he and Costa was not worth the cap space or financial outlay.

  62. rbellak says: Aug 29, 2011 2:11 PM

    Welcome to Chicago (we hope)

  63. FinFan68 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:20 PM

    Great, another Cowboys reject for Sparano to go after. Ugh. If he fits into the mix and makes the team better then fin, but history has proven most Cowboys rejects suck worse in Miami.

  64. radrntn says: Aug 29, 2011 2:42 PM

    well one thing is for sure…his agents phone is ringing today.

  65. wtfru2 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:21 PM

    Darn, if only the Vikings could afford him. They are in the same bad spot Dallas is in.

  66. ajknox88 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:32 PM

    americankris says:
    Aug 29, 2011 1:12 PM
    baronvonmonocle says:
    Aug 29, 2011 12:40 PM
    americankris says:
    Aug 29, 2011 12:18 PM
    the only thing the cowboys have had going for them for the last 20 years is offensive line now they dont even have that
    ——————————-

    Over the past 20 years, the Cowboys have also had Aikman, Emmitt, Irvin, Haley, Ware, Woodson, Witten, Glover, Austin, TO, Glenn, Novacek…

    Your post is beyond asinine.

    So who made the holes for Emmit and protected Aikmen
    __________________

    Asinine lmao great word.

    Failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.

  67. delius1967 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:47 PM

    Ironically, cutting a Pro Bowl center makes me more excited about the Cowboys’ season. Garrett has really impressed me. He has the players playing harder than they ever did under Wade, and he has shown that he is not afraid to make bold decisions — like cutting his starting center from last year.

    We’ll have to see how it pans out in the long term, of course, but I think we might be seeing the start of a very long and successful head coaching career.

  68. FinFan68 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:58 PM

    condor75 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 12:36 PM
    So let me get this straight from all you experts, if a team cuts a player, then the conclusion is that player can’t play correct? Even if that same team would have been glad to keep that player for half the price. I am just asking the experts
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Seems that way. Another mean owner not living up to their end of the agreement…yada, yada, yada. This guy got his guaranteed money and he will get paid by another team. If he was still as good as his salary level, he wouldn’t get cut but some folks only see it one way. He was not good enough for the Cowboys to continue paying him his contracted salary. He may be good enough for another team to pay him more than Dallas. We’ll see tomorrow.

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