The writing was on the wall when the Cowboys added Jermey Parnell to the roster earlier in the week. With Brewster’s release (a 3rd round pick), the 2009 Cowboys Draft Class continues to devolve into absolute mediocrity. Jason Williams, Victor Butler and Brandon Williams, quarterback Stephen McGee and kicker David Buehler remain on the roster; however, Buehler has struggled, McGee has looked less than impressive against 3rd stringers in the pre-season and the jury is still out on the Williams. Butler has shined as a pass rusher, but not consistently. Jesse Holley will assume Brewster’s spot on the 53 man roster.
Furthermore, this is simply an exclamation point on the Cowboys inability to draft and develop offensive line talent. Save for Doug Free, the last capable offensive lineman drafted was Andre Gurode in 2002. The fans and media complain about the lack of balance in the offense, but the offensive line isn’t creating huge holes for the running backs to run through. Obviously they are not giving Tony Romo much protection, and with injuries to Kosier, Colombo, and Gurode, there is limited depth. Blame will certainly fall on the shoulders of Jerry Jones; however, Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland were here for four years along with the current coaching staff. It is an embarrassment.
Addendum: Brewster has been signed to the Cowboys practice squad.