Dallas Cowboys Cut, Move Players to Reach 75-Man Roster Maximum
The Dallas Cowboys cut eight players on Monday to reach the NFL-mandated 75-player roster limit. The deadline for all 32 teams to make this first round of cuts is 3:00 p.m. Central Time, but Dallas wasted no time in getting the roster trimmed before the Cowboys’ final exhibition against the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. The nine players cut on Monday include:
- WR Raymond Radway
- WR David Little
- OT Levy Adcock
- OT Tyrone Novikoff
- RB Javarris Williams
- CB C.J. Wilson
- P Delbert Alvarado
- LS Charley Hughlett
- TE Harry Flaherty
Linebacker Caleb McSurdy was waived and placed on (injured reserve), so the team will keep him although he’ll miss the entire season with an injury. Receiver Donovan Kemp was waived and will also go to IR (injured reserve).
Guard/center Kevin Kowalski will go to PUP (physically unable to perform) and miss the first six weeks of the season. This is the biggest blow to the team in this round of roster moves because Kowalski should be starting at center ahead of Phil Costa. However, he hasn’t practiced any during the off-season, training camp or preseason, so his placed on the PUP list will clear up a roster spot until he can return after the Cowboys’ bye in Week 5.
The fact Radway was released before rookie Tim Benford is surprising since Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Radway would have made the 53-man roster last season had he not broken his leg late in the preseason. Dallas put Radway on IR in 2011, but he won’t be so lucky this time around.