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News: DC.com: Bubble Players Make Final Case; Preseason Ends With 30-13 Win

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Bubble Players Make Final Case; Preseason Ends With 30-13 Win

    Josh Ellis


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...0-13-win/c7319c0d-6e54-4da1-86f0-4a6e8a6b0dae





    Watch Video: Lance Dunbar 58-yard Touchdown Run >>
    http://www.dallascowboys.com/multim...down-run/18c9ed96-7b2c-4b5c-ab49-159c1be73180

    Dunbar, who missed most of training camp and the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury, rushed for 105 yards on 15 carries, and also had three punt returns, including a 27-yarder.

    While he was the most outstanding player in the victory, he’s competing for a roster spot along with several other players who had nice nights. The Cowboys will have to decide whether he deserves to be a third or fourth running back for them, as second-year pro Phillip Tanner was also productive. Just as debatable is whether such a spot is as important as a sixth wide receiver, 10th offensive lineman, fifth safety or a ninth linebacker, for example.

    Watch Video: Phillip Tanner 1-yard Touchdown Run >>
    http://www.dallascowboys.com/multim...down-run/37e60ce4-5cb1-4547-b88a-b887b6bb170d

    Players at each of those positions made a case for themselves on Wednesday.

    It was linebacker Orie Lemon who scored the Cowboys’ first touchdown, intercepting a Matt Moore pass early in the second quarter and returning it 26 yards, putting the team up 10-6 after a Dan Bailey extra point. A practice squad member last year, Lemon has been trying to prove he belongs on the team, facing competition from the likes of second-year pro Alex Albright and undrafted rookie Adrian Hamilton.

    “It opened up a couple eyes,” Lemon said of his pick-six. “It’s very nerve-racking, but I’ve got to stand up to what I’ve got to face. Last year I was fortunate enough to be put on the practice squad. I learned a lot on the practice squad … Next, whatever happens, happens.”

    Watch Video: Orie Lemon Pick Six >>
    http://www.dallascowboys.com/multim...pick-six/0bc1051d-ab3b-4c9c-9ba5-b8d555b5f729

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  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    The team must trim the roster from 75 players to 53 by 8 p.m. (CT) on Friday. The released players will have to pass through an abbreviated waiver period before the team can officially assign them to the eight-man practice squad before on-field preparations for the Giants. The day after cuts is typically a busy one, as rosters are hardly set at any point during the NFL season, and teams will find players on the street who they believe can help them.
  3. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    Exactly how long is it before they can be signed to the PS?
  4. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Saturday at 12pm is when they can start signing them, I think.
  5. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ethiostar

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