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Cowboys cut Igor Olshansky

Kyle Orton, Igor Olshansky AP

Among the more surprising cuts so far on the day when all NFL teams must get down to 53 players is Cowboys defensive lineman Igor Olshansky.

Olshansky signed a four-year free agent contract with the Cowboys in 2009 and has played in all 32 games since then, starting 28 of them. But the Cowboys have decided that their defensive line has enough depth to move on without him.

As a seven-year veteran, Olshansky is not subject to waivers, so he will be an unrestricted free agent. Any team that needs defensive line depth is free to make him an offer as soon as the transaction becomes official.

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27 Responses to “Cowboys cut Igor Olshansky”
  1. godofware says: Sep 3, 2011 11:56 AM

    Good Move. I did the same thing when I got Madden 12.

    This move will free up more cap space for any CB or S with potential that gets cut today.

  2. cowboyfan45 says: Sep 3, 2011 11:59 AM

    yeah if any team needs a guy that’s a totally different player NOW that he’s off the roids..

  3. mikebyrne1502 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:05 PM

    texans or jets

  4. waitingguilty says: Sep 3, 2011 12:07 PM

    NYET!

  5. butternutzz says: Sep 3, 2011 12:13 PM

    Desperate move to free up cap space. Secondary is suspect like usual…….HAIL

  6. karlpk says: Sep 3, 2011 12:16 PM

    Just back from getting Packer’s News http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/129182703.html#comments

    Packer’s cuts so far:
    OG Caleb Schlauderaff, 6th-round pick in 2011
    CB Brandian Ross, undrafted rookie in ’11
    WR Diondre Borel, undrafted rookie in ’11
    OG Sampson Genus, undrafted rookie in ’11
    CB Brandon Underwood, 6th-round pick in ’09
    WR Chastin West, undrafted free agent.
    WR Kerry Taylor, undrafted rookie in ’11.

    Two potentially pretty good receivers they have to bid adieu to – more to come. This day really must suck for those on the bubble!

  7. canuck54143 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:17 PM

    Watch the Bears sign him!!!! They seem to like the Cowboy’s crap!!!

  8. moseszd says: Sep 3, 2011 12:18 PM

    Wow. At one time he was an outstanding 3-4 DE. I guess those knees never did recover… Or he got lazy with the new, big contract…

    Either way, I’m kind of bummed. I really liked him as a player. And that fact he grew up Orthodox and turned into a wildman only made it better…

  9. brianbowman16 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:20 PM

    The Lions need to swoop in and sign him, KVB might be a little tender coming off that neck injury

  10. hastekilled says: Sep 3, 2011 12:20 PM

    This is surprising? He did nothing for us last year and was declining. No way we pay 3.3 million to a backup. He was a Wade guy anyways.

  11. rajbais says: Sep 3, 2011 12:23 PM

    The Jets or Texans should get him!!!

  12. tatum064 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:27 PM

    “canuck54143 says:
    Sep 3, 2011 12:17 PM
    Watch the Bears sign him!!!! They seem to like the Cowboy’s crap!!!”
    =====================
    They went to an NFC Championship, Cowboys went into a SMACKDOWN up at Lambeau…

  13. luckybucky33 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:32 PM

    Thank you sweet baby Jesus!

  14. steelerhypocrite says: Sep 3, 2011 12:33 PM

    Igor needs to go back to the Ukraine…he sucks, but he’ll land back in San Diego or San Fran, they’re stupid in California.

  15. nashvilletrojan says: Sep 3, 2011 12:36 PM

    Titans just waived Jacob Ford and have stated they want to be bigger on the D line. I bet Munchak is on the phone right now.

  16. lakedog19352 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:38 PM

    Tatum, that smackdown at Lambeau was the best thing to happen to Dallas in a long time….bye bye Wade!

  17. eaglesblow says: Sep 3, 2011 12:39 PM

    the dolphins like ex cowboys players more than the bears do!

  18. jw731 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:57 PM

    Wasn’t he part of the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium…That must have been a dream…Oh wait…..they started out the year 1-7…..with Romo

  19. dccowboy says: Sep 3, 2011 1:00 PM

    butternutzz says: Sep 3, 2011 12:13 PM

    Desperate move to free up cap space. Secondary is suspect like usual…….HAIL

    _________________

    Genius, sheer genius. Before Olshansky was cut Dallas was 12 million UNDER the cap.

    Olshansky got cut because he got beat out by the other DEs. Anyone who is paying the least bit of attention to the Cowboys personnel will not be surprised by this move in the slightest.

  20. itsmammoth says: Sep 3, 2011 1:11 PM

    I really hope they use this to try and get some kind of secondary help. :( Please!

  21. CKL says: Sep 3, 2011 1:30 PM

    mikebyrne1502 says: Sep 3, 2011 12:05 PM

    texans or jets
    __________________________________
    Good guess. I’ll say Texans because that’s Wade’s boy he brought over from SD to Dall and a lot of times when coaches are switching schemes they bring in a vet who knows the D to help the transition.

  22. jpb12 says: Sep 3, 2011 1:48 PM

    Another great acquisition by GM Jones.

  23. jamie54 says: Sep 3, 2011 3:11 PM

    @steelerhypocrite

    Hey, MORON, Raiders are in Cali also, or did you skip Geography when you were smoking the weed, like in 3rd grade.

  24. cowboy88 says: Sep 3, 2011 3:12 PM

    I wish every foreskin fan would stop saying “hail”. That is almost as dumb as the Eagles fight song.

  25. americasfan says: Sep 3, 2011 4:07 PM

    The only thing surprising about this is that they didn’t cut him sooner to give him a chance in another team’s camp.

  26. bluemist says: Sep 3, 2011 4:09 PM

    I thought HAIL was a Vikings thing. Did the Skins steal it?

  27. yem123 says: Sep 4, 2011 9:44 AM

    When asked for a comment, Olshansky only replied “I just wanna daaaaaaaaaaaaance, I don’t really caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare!”

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