Posted Monday, Aug. 23, 2010
By Clarence E. Hill Jr.
OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys are again shopping receiver Sam Hurd, an NFL source said.
The Cowboys have denied they are actively pursuing a trade for Hurd, admitting only that "teams have called about him" but they "are not ready to do anything yet."
Yet is the operative word.
Hurd's $1.8 million salary makes it unlikely that he will survive the final cuts.
Although he might be the team's best special teams player, he is also the sixth receiver on the depth chart. The Cowboys do not want to pay that much money to him to cover kicks when they can get a younger player with a cheaper salary.
With that in mind, the first cut from 80 to 75 players is Aug. 31. And considering that the starters will play the bulk of the way in Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans, some decisions have already come into focus.