The Dallas Cowboys made most of their NFL roster cuts, and one of their draft picks was among the players waived. Danny Coale, the Cowboys' fifth round pick, brought in to try to help improve their receiver corps, found his name on the list.
"He just hasn't had enough time to really establish (himself) in a position that we really have numbers in," Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones said. "We've got good numbers there."
That might be slight hyperbole based on the talent levels at the position, but it is easy to see where Jones is coming from.
Dallas kept six receivers and still believe that Kevin Ogletree is a quality starter in three-receiver sets. Dwayne Harris and Andre Holmes both looked great in the preseason and Cole Beasley was the top statistical receiver. Beasley remains the most interesting of the group because he looks like a Kelvin Martin or Kevin Williams type of receiver, perfect out of the slot.
Jones wants Coale on the Cowboys' practice squad.
Another top position that needs trimming is running back, where Dallas has Phillip Tanner, Lance Dunbar and Jamize Olawale as backups to DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones. While Tanner is who Dallas would like to keep, based on experience, Dunbar did everything asked of him and was the best looking of the reserves in the last game of the preseason.
"All of those North Texas guys have a special attribute," Jerry Jones said. "We can use them all, yet you can't keep them all."
The Dallas Cowboys have cut Shaun Chapas, Adrian Hamilton, Danny Coale, Eddie Whitley, Orie Lemon, Ronald Leary, Pat McQuistan, Jeff Adams, Teddy Williams, Harland Gunn, Daniel Loper, Clifton Geathers, Rudy Carpenter, Lionel Smith, Baraka Atkins, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Andrew Szczerba, Ben Bass, Saalim Hakim, Tim Benford and Robert Callaway.
Dallas just traded of offensive lineman Ryan Cook, so they have two players still to cut.
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