Fifth-round draft picks are usually a fairly safe bet to make the 53-man roster. But in Dallas, a fifth-round pick is on the way out.
Danny Coale, a wide receiver out of Virginia Tech whom the Cowboys took with their fifth-round selection, No. 152 overall, will be released. Coale has been slowed by a broken foot this year and never made his mark in the Cowboys’ offense.
The Cowboys have reportedly informed most of the players who won’t make their 53-man roster that they have been cut, and although the team hasn’t announced all the players who will be released, another player reportedly being let go in Dallas is undrafted free agent guard Ronald Leary, whom Cowboys owner Jerry Jones liked so much that he guaranteed him $214,000 in signing bonus and base salary — much more money than undrafted free agents usually receive in guarantees.
Other players reportedly cut by the Cowboys include defensive end Clifton Geathers, defensive tackle Ben Bass, outside linebacker Adrian Hamilton, offensive tackle Pat McQuistan, guard Daniel Loper, center Harland Gunn, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, quarterback Rudy Carpenter, fullback Shaun Chapas and linebacker Orie Lemon.