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With Miles Austin injured, Cowboys add receiver

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During a Monday night visit to NBC SportsTalk, Cowboys receiver Jesse Holley expressed optimism regarding the ability of receiver Miles Austin to play with an injured hamstring.

The team apparently doesn’t share that optimism.  Today, the Cowboys cut cornerback Bryan McCann and brought back receiver Laurent Robinson (pictured).

McCann was a rare bright spot for the Cowboys in 2010, winning the NFC defensive player of the week award in his second NFL game, and the NFC special-teams player of the week award in his third NFL game.

He returned in consecutive weeks an interception 101 yards for a score and a punt 97 yards for a touchdown.

Robinson previously had been in camp with the Cowboys.  He appeared in 14 games with 11 starts last year for the Rams.

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20 Responses to “With Miles Austin injured, Cowboys add receiver”
  1. bangthedrum22 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:39 PM

    Must have been a tough decision the boys are pretty thin at cb …Newman must be ready to go then. Hmmm if jerry wasn’t keeping two kickers on his roster maybe this cut wouldn’t be nessicary.

  2. suckitphilly says: Sep 20, 2011 5:43 PM

    Meet the next no-name receiver that Tony Romo will make look like a freaking stud….

  3. weber9152000 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:45 PM

    Dallas released the wrong CB.

    They should have released Alan Ball, that dude is always in the wrong spot at the wrong time unless the ball hits him right in the hands and he gets a INT..

    Ball will not come up and tackle, he would prefer to wait and for the RB to hit him or the WR gets a 15 yard gain on a post..waste of time with ball

  4. rootintootinnootin says: Sep 20, 2011 5:46 PM

    Depends on what you mean by “in camp.”

    He wasn’t in training camp with the Cowboys. He made the team after the final cut-down and just before the season began. He was then cut a short while later, just after the start of the season.

    If they’re guaranteeing his salary anyways… might as well have him on the roster when they’re in need of some WR help.

  5. readysethike says: Sep 20, 2011 5:48 PM

    what about Donnie Avery? is he still a free agent?

  6. cowboyfan45 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:52 PM

    suckitphilly says
    Sep 20, 2011 5:43 PM
    “Meet the next no-name receiver that Tony Romo will make look like a freaking stud….”

    don’t you mean, the next no name receiver that makes Tony Romo look like a stud..

  7. royhobbs39 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:53 PM

    Throw it to Harris!!!

  8. ja141762 says: Sep 20, 2011 6:15 PM

    So they signed a receiver that couldn’t even make it on a Rams team that is thin at that position.

  9. yourmomsunderwear says: Sep 20, 2011 6:27 PM

    I agree Throw Harris the ball

  10. valman61 says: Sep 20, 2011 6:36 PM

    Giants need to grab mcann. Special teams contributor and decent in coverage. Yes, we are that banged up. I’m dumpster diving like a bum outside of mcdonalds baby.

  11. tformation says: Sep 20, 2011 6:54 PM

    Wow, in before any one mentioned T.O. ? I’m surprised. Yeah, he’s injured, but give him a week because he “heals fast” cough cough *stem cells* cough

  12. eaglesblow says: Sep 20, 2011 7:29 PM

    don’t you mean, the next no name receiver that makes Tony Romo look like a stud..

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    You gotta quit drinking that lean, bro.

  13. eaglesblow says: Sep 20, 2011 7:30 PM

    So they signed a receiver that couldn’t even make it on a Rams team that is thin at that position.

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    Yep. And Jesse Holley couldn’t make the Bengals practice squad, either.

  14. drgreenstreak says: Sep 20, 2011 7:38 PM

    The very last word, “Rams” is cause for concern. He will have to be deprogrammed from stupidity after being a Ram.

  15. itsmammoth says: Sep 20, 2011 8:11 PM

    Seriously!?

    McCann was a good player! :(

    don’t like this move at all.

  16. slick3 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:51 PM

    valman61 says:Sep 20, 2011 6:36 PM

    Giants need to grab mcann. Special teams contributor and decent in coverage. Yes, we are that banged up. I’m dumpster diving like a bum outside of mcdonalds baby.
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    LOL! Now that’s funny. I haven’t been keeping up. Are the Giants that desperate?

  17. dgrowe213 says: Sep 20, 2011 10:50 PM

    1. ATL will take you McCann.

    2. Robinson showed flashes of potential in the time he spent with ATL. I was suprised they released him, but there’s more to that story than Robinson sucked. He missed camp after injuring his tailbone. Mike Smith was implementing the new offense and didnt have a chance to learn it. After hardly seeing the field in 6 games they cut him.

    Injury proned but not a bad pickup. Career average of 11.2 yards per catch.

  18. krashie21 says: Sep 20, 2011 11:05 PM

    readysethike says:
    Sep 20, 2011 5:48 PM
    what about Donnie Avery? is he still a free agent?
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    I’m with you. I can’t believe that guy is still on the street unless his knee is completely lost, which would be a real shame.

    He’s the kind of receiver that could make a difference on that team. Put Bryant and Avery on the outside with Austin in the slot and you would have a lethal combination.

    But they’re so thin at WR, I wouldn’t be suprised if “Jerruh” paid for T.O.’s flight to Seoul……

  19. xx4zu1 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:00 AM

    Time to give Randy a call.

  20. cowboysfan3181 says: Sep 21, 2011 11:09 AM

    should bot have released Mccan he would have been a great prospect for the Cowboys who are thin at CB. I honestly don’t know what Jerry and the staff see in Alan Ball and Orlando Scandrick.. Scandrick showed a little bit of promise last year from the Colts game to the end of the season, but he’s bot goin anywhere with that new contract. Alan Ball gets targeted nearly every pass play and then gets beat like a drum. (Lucky pick against 49ers). The Cowboys are losing something in Mccan who always seemed to be in the right place, doing his job, and making some sort of a play.

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