The Cowboys had so many injured players at training camp this year that it isn’t much of a surprise that they made several procedural moves involving them to get to the 75-man limit.
Seventh-round defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on injured reserve after having surgery to repair torn ligaments in his shoulder. Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye’s attempt to make a remarkable comeback from a life-threatening illness, meanwhile, will continue on the non-football injury.
The team waived-injured linebacker DeVonte Holloman, who has been advised to stop playing football because of a neck injury, and safety Matt Johnson, whose back injury might have been the final straw in a series of injuries that halted the 2012 fourth-round pick’s career before it really started. Tight end Jordan Navjar, cornerback Justin Green and cornerback Johnny Thomas were also waived-injured on Tuesday.
Not every move involved an injured player, however. Wide receiver Chris Boyd, punter Tom Hornsey, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and guard Wayne Tribue were all waived and quarterback Caleb Hanie has been released.