Cowboys will release Allen Hurns

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Wide receiver Allen Hurns spent the offseason working his way back from a serious leg injury, but it appears a return to the field will have to come with a team other than the Cowboys.

PFT has confirmed that the Cowboys will release Hurns. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team asked Hurns to take a pay cut, but the veteran preferred to try his hand as a free agent. There’s no word on whether the door would be open for a return if Hurns doesn’t find a better offer than Dallas sent his way.

The move will clear $5 million in cap space for the Cowboys.

Hurns played in all 16 regular season games last year and caught 20 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns. He had one catch for 14 yards in a playoff win against Seattle before suffering an injury that required immediate surgery.

Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, Michael Gallup, Tavon Austin, Noah Brown and Cedrick Wilson remain on the Cowboys wide receiver depth chart.

11 responses to “Cowboys will release Allen Hurns

  1. He thought he earned at least $5,000,000 this year based on his 20 catches last year? $250,000 a catch. $2,500,000 a TD. $16,835 a yard. A pay cut was warranted.”A class act” was about all he was…

  2. The Cowboys are loaded at WR, this move was inevitable. His cost was out of proportion to his spot on the depth chart, and that is if he even made the team.

    Cooper, Gallup, Cobb are the starters; with or without Hurns this wasn’t changing (barring injury)

    There will be a battle for the last 3 spots from:
    Tayvon Austin, Noah Brown, Lance Lenoir are the veterans
    Cedrick Wilson is returning from injury
    Devin Smith former 2nd round pick that has ACL troubles
    They like what they see from the rookies Jaylon Guyton, and Jon’Vea Johnson

  3. Hearns is a decent receiver, but he’s not a starter with the current Cowboys’s roster. The Cowboys will start Cooper, Gallup at the WR and Cobb in the slot. Normally the Cowboys prefer an upper coming receiver as a back up. Hears is a veteran receiver. He would have to be willing to take a pay cut to remain with the ‘Boys. So far Hearns isn’t willing to do that.

    I have to think the final WR roster isn’t set yet. Hearns could come back if he doesn’t find a deal he likes with another team. I also have to think as other teams pair down the WR, some will be available that the Cowboys like more and will sign one or two of those if the current backup WR don’t produce.

  4. Pretty weak WR group otherwise. He needs to pay Dak and Elliott, or try to trade Elliott or Dak. Hmm.

    Cap hell…Cap hell..
    C’mon, you make that same cap hell argument on nearly every article about every team. It’s truly astounding how ignorant you are of how the salary cap works. Furthermore, you say pretty weak group otherwise. Umm, hello…Cooper and Gallup on outside, Cobb in the slot. I will take that every day vs what the Patsies are sporting there in beantown.

  5. eaglesfanalways says:
    July 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm
    Only decent human being the Cowboys had…
    I’m still searching for one on the Eagles. Heck, for that matter just finding one in the Philthy area is going to be difficult.

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    July 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Pretty weak WR group otherwise. He needs to pay Dak and Elliott, or try to trade Elliott or Dak. Hmm.

    Cap hell…Cap hell..

    Why consider the facts, right?

    Cowboys are 13th in cap space with $19,413,159. After Hurns money is added, Dallas should officially move to about #10.

    Your Patriots are #27 in Cap Space.

    From a personnel standpoint, it’s not a shock at all that the Cowboys are letting Hurns go. With Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb expected to fill the starting receiving roles in Dallas, the Cowboys would have been paying Hurns a total of $5 million to be a backup, which wouldn’t make much sense.

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