The Dallas Cowboys didn’t make any incredibly surprising cuts today, but they did make themselves very thin at wide receiver going into the first game of the season.
Maybe most surprising was the cut of sixth round pick Erik Walden, a Middle Tennessee State linebacker whom Dallas Morning News said was one of the most under rated guys in the draft. Oh really?
It will be a mystery who fills the third quarterback slot as the Cowboys also released Richard Bartel. Those who loved undersized Danny Amendola are disappointed to see he did not make the team, leaving with receivers Todd Lowber and Mike Jefferson. Amendola had a lot of chances to shine and he just didn’t do it. The fumble on special teams in the first game was a killer. Also cut was running back Keon Lattimore, which was expected because Tashard Choice easily won that third slot. Remi Ayodele is also gone, which was expected.
Overall, no huge surprises. Believe it or not, football is one week away! Bring it on Cleveland!
UPDATE: The Bucs cut quarterback Chris Sims. I wonder if the Cowboys have already been in contact with him and have him ready to sign, which explains cutting Bartel.