News: BTB: Dallas Cowboys Facing A Busy Weekend

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Dallas Cowboys Facing A Busy Weekend
    by One.Cool.Customer

    The roster cuts on Monday were the first in a couple of league-mandated steps designed to get all teams to finalize their rosters for opening day.

    The next step is due on Friday, when teams are required to drop as many as 22 players by 9pm ET to get down to the required 53-man roster size.

    At noon ET on Saturday, teams can begin signing players to their eight-man practice squad.

    There's bound to be a whirlwind of activity as teams sort through the players other teams have released, in the hope of finding a few diamonds in the rough or patching roster holes. The Cowboys could be looking for a backups at center/guard and tight end, potential practice squad candidates and even a veteran wide receiver - if you believe what many headlines are suggesting.

    Just as a reminder, in the week between final roster cuts and the opening game, the Cowboys last year picked up Tony Fiammetta off waivers, released Montrae Holland, signed Laurent Robinson and added Andre Holmes and Rob Callaway to their practice squad. Judging by last year's activity, the coming days could see the Cowboys making a number of roster moves beyond what is mandated by the league this weekend...
  2. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    I thought I read Dallas would make its cuts today instead of waiting for Friday. Not true?

  3. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    I heard that the 'Turk' was walking around Valley Ranch wearing a frightfull scowl now....:)

    The team has to turn around and prepare for the Giants now, so they really have to make decisions fairly quickly. Going by logic, is the source of that heresay that was mentioned. Smart, really...but some long ranged problems that need serious and prolonged thought as well. Here's when the 'managers' earn their keep.

    Here's what BTB had to say:

    Jason Garrett just began his press conference and started it off by confirming they have made some moves, but the team will not be making any official announcements until tomorrow. According to @CBSSportsNFLDAL, the team has informed 21 of the 22 cuts already.

    Offense (8)

    QB Rudy Carpenter, WR Danny Coale, FB Shaun Chapas, OL Pat McQuistan, Daniel Loper, Harland Gunn, Jeff Adams, Ron Leary

    Defense (4)

    OLB Adrian Hamilton, ILB Orie Lemon, DE Clifton Geathers, DE Ben Bass

    At the current count, that's 12 of the 22 cuts that have to be made, so there are still 10 to go
  4. sago1

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    Thought the team was high on Leary--so are they trying to get him on PS.

    Don't agree with cutting/waiving Coale. Presumably they hopeful putting him on PS. Can't understand why we drafted Coale in the 5th round & then cut him. This now becomes a wasted pick--first player from 2012 draft. Stupid, just stupid.
  5. newlander

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    .......he wouldn't have gotten HURT and outperformed by Beasley and Harris...and probably Holmes too....just no room for him at this time. Those are the breaks....Beasley is an UFA....should more than make up for the 'miss' on Coale. The old saying of 'you can't make the club in the tub' rings true here to me.
  6. CCBoy

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    (UPDATED) Hamilton among early cuts

    Posted on 08/30/2012 by Tom Orsborn

    IRVING – The Cowboys reportedly have cut undrafted rookie linebacker Adrian Hamilton and three other players.

    Citing a source, reported the whacking of Hamilton. A graduate of Dallas Carter who broke Colts DE Robert Mathis’ SWAC single-season record for sacks last year at Prairie View A&M, Hamilton showed promise as a pass rusher. But there’s a glut at his position, especially after second-year player Alex Albright came on in the preseason and the club invested a fourth-round pick in Wake Forest alum Kyle Wilber.

    Fourth-string QB Rudy Carpenter used Twitter to announce he had been cut. “Thankful for the opportunity Dallas it’s been great!” he wrote.

    Fullback Shaun Chapas, a seventh-round pick in 2011, also got cut, reported. reported that WR Danny Coale, a fifth-round pick, was also waived.

    The Cowboys must cut 22 players by Friday night to reach the NFL-mandated 53-man roster limit.
  7. CCBoy

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    WR Coale Out; Team To Cut 5th Round Pick Back-To-Back Years
    Josh Ellis Staff Writer

    IRVING, Texas – According to a source, the Cowboys have already informed rookie wide receiver Danny Coale that he will be released, marking a second-straight year the team’s fifth-round pick has failed to make the 53-man roster out of the preseason.

    Last year, University of Buffalo cornerback Josh Thomas was the fifth-rounder, No. 143 overall. After being let go, he was claimed off waivers by the Panthers and went on to play in nine games for Carolina.

    The Cowboys had hopes of Coale developing into a versatile receiver and special teams player for them this year, but he broke his foot on the first day of Organized Team Activities, and didn’t return to practice until halfway into training camp. He caught only two passes for 21 yards in the preseason. After his release is finalized, he will have to pass through waivers.

    The Cowboys didn’t have a fifth-round pick in 2010, having traded it to Denver two years prior for Montrae Holland, but their two fifths in the 2009 draft did not pan out. Cornerback DeAngelo Smith, best known for losing a foot race with kicker David Buehler, was released out of camp in 2009, while safety Mike Hamlin stuck around for over a year, appearing in eight games with the team.

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