Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett held his first regular season press conference on Sept. 2 and talked about the recent cuts and some injuries heading into the team's opening season game with the New York Giants.
The biggest release of the last weekend before the NFL season starts was defensive linemen Sean Lissemore. According to Garrett, the San Diego Chargers had been asking about trading for him for a few weeks now and that Garrett feels Lissemore was a better fit in the Chargers 3-4 defense than the Cowboys new 4-3.
When asked about the trade of Dante Rosario to the San Diego Chargers, Garrett said that it was more about Andre Smith's progression than anything Rosario did. Garrett praised Smith's blocking abilities in the passing game.
The loss of Lissemore limits the Cowboys depth on the defensive line but Garrett said that injured end Anthony Spencer is coming along well. While Spencer missed all of training camp, there is still a chance that he plays against the Giants. Thanks to Spencer's injury, Dallas will use a defensive end rotation against New York.
The big questions, for the second straight year, comes surrounding the offensive line. Ronald Leary has returned to practice in a limited role and Garrett said he hopes he will be able to practice in full on Wednesday.