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Cowboys cut down to 53

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The Dallas Cowboys have reduced their roster to 53.  I’d like to think of a better first line than that, but that’s pretty much the gist of every story right now.

Gone are linebacker Mike Balogun, quarterback Tom Brandstater, cornerback Mario Butler, fullback Shaun Chapas, linebacker Kenwin Cummings, fullback Isaiah Greenhouse, kicker Shayne Graham, fullback Chris Gronkowski, receiver Manuel Johnson, punter Chris Jones, linebacker Orie Lemon, receiver Lyle Leong, guard Pepa Letuli, running back Lonyae Miller, defensive end Igor Olshansky, safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, fullback Jason Pociask, receiver Tysson Poots, cornerback Chris Randle, kicker Dave Rayner, defensive end Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, safety Andrew Sendejo, cornerback Josh Thomas, linebacker Brandon Williams, receiver Teddy Williams, and safety Collin Zych.

The Cowboys also placed receiver Raymond Radway on injured reserve.

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11 Responses to “Cowboys cut down to 53”
  1. cletusvandam says: Sep 3, 2011 6:50 PM

    the cowboys must really hate fullbacks…

  2. hardmike57 says: Sep 3, 2011 6:54 PM

    Glad the cowboys were decent & didn’t cut Radway, who was injured with three seconds left in the Miami game. Just KNEW He was gone…..

  3. justwaittilnextyear says: Sep 3, 2011 6:55 PM

    So the Cowboys have no kicker? I hope the Redskins or Giants claim Rayner!

  4. grigshow says: Sep 3, 2011 6:58 PM

    Owusu-Ansah being cut kind of surprise me, I remember him being a big sleepr in the draft. Can any Cowboys fan shine some light?

  5. pigskinswag says: Sep 3, 2011 6:59 PM

    Igor Olshansky – one of the best football names ever.

  6. jerrod777 says: Sep 3, 2011 7:14 PM

    Agrigshow — Owusu-Ansah is a great athlete, but he never really showed up in games – both at safety and at special teams. There were undrafted players that played better than him, so they let him go. He has the athletic ability, but they weren’t willing to wait any longer. Probably the lockout hurt his chances with no progress in the offseason.

  7. boswivel says: Sep 3, 2011 7:56 PM

    The Cowboys could cut another 27 before they got to anybody with talent.

  8. razedeyebrow says: Sep 4, 2011 6:42 AM

    I’m just sorry that Tysson Poots is gone. I hope he gets picked up elsewhere because that’s a great last name to rag on.

  9. dmackdaddy says: Sep 4, 2011 9:39 AM

    What?! They Kept Romo!?

  10. krashie21 says: Sep 4, 2011 10:36 AM

    Olshansky is no surprise……they need to get younger and cheaper on the D-line.

    In spite of missing the block last year, Grownkowski did some good things…..he’ll end up somewhere.

    Owusu-Ansah was a surprise, but I’m not sure he developed enough to become a safety. My fear is that he may become another Abe Elam. The ‘Boys cut Elam a few years ago and he wound up becoming a starter.

  11. krashie21 says: Sep 4, 2011 10:46 AM

    The one cut that is a minor shock is Josh Thomas. I know he was having a decent camp early on, but maybe he tailed off.

    It sounded like he was showing some promise in an area of GREAT NEED.

    Here’s hoping the ‘Boys find a CB among the other cuts. There’s a lot of good players ‘on the street’ today.

    (not only a CB, but I hope they find a safety too!)

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