The Dallas Cowboys cuts came later in the day than most NFL teams, as the team dropped nine players and added three to the injured reserve list. According to the team’s official website on Aug. 27, Dallas dropped quarterback Nick Stephens among others.
Stephens was competing with Alex Tanney for the chance to get a spot on the Cowboys’ roster as an emergency quarterback. There is still a chance that Tanney is dropped as well, and he only has one more preseason game to convince Dallas that they should keep him.
Other Dallas Cowboys cuts were expected, with Dallas releasing kicker Brett Maher; three wide receivers in Anthony Amos, Eric Rogers and Jared Green; tight end Colin Cochart; offensive guard Dennis Godfrey; cornerback Brandon Underwood; and linebacker Deon Lacey. Dallas also cut defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton on Monday morning, to make the total cuts account to 10 players.
Ryan Cook, another player some thought Dallas might cut, was saved from the release after Dallas placed him on the injured reserve list along with defensive end Tyrone Crawford. Jay Ratliff, who Jerry Jones thought might be ready for the NFL season opener, was placed on the PUP list, and will be out until at least Oct. 20.
This leaves Dallas with 75 players and they have until Saturday night to get down to a total of 53 active players on the roster.