Aug 16, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) after catching a touchdown during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Which Released Player Will The Cowboys Regret Letting Go?


They are the names and faces that haunt NFL coaches and scouts for years. Those players who are traded or released to help their teams make their final 53-man roster. For the Dallas Cowboys, a couple of those names from the past are wideouts Jimmy Smith and Danny Amendola.  Both players excelled almost immediately on other teams after being released by Dallas. For Smith, it was the Jacksonville Jaguars. And for Amendola, it was the St. Louis Rams. Now it’s All-World quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots who are benefiting from one of the worst cut decisions Dallas has ever made.

Over the weekend, a new batch of players were released by the Cowboys staff. All in an attempt to trim and improve their roster prior to the start of the NFL regular season this upcoming weekend. Those players are: QB Alex Tanney, RB Kendial Lawrence, WR Anthony Armstrong, WR Tim Benford, LB Thaddeus Gibson, LB Taylor Reed, CB Sterling Moore, S Jakar Hamilton, T Edawn Coughman, T Demetress Bell, CB  Xavier Brewer, DT Jerome Long, DE Jabari Fletcher, LB Caleb McSurdy, LB Cameron Lawrence, G Ray Dominguez, WR Danny Coale, DE Jason Vega, CB Micah Pellerin, LB Brandon Magee and C/G Kevin Kowalski.

For Tanney, Benford, Hamilton, Lawrence, Dominguez, Coale Vega and Pellerin; their journey with the Cowboys hasn’t quite ended. They were all placed on Dallas’ practice squad. But for the others, they will either be picked up by another team or they have played their final game as an NFL player already. And you can included DT Sean Lissemore and TE Dante Rosario to that group as well. Both were traded this week to make room for the addition of two unknown special teams players.

Out of this group, who do you think has the best chance of becoming Dallas’ latest regret? Leave your answer down below.

Why do we do polls? Here at The Landry Hat, we care about what our readers think. Our entire site is dedicated to you, the die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans. And there is no better way to gauge your opinions then through our poll questions and your added comments. We often use interactive articles like this to help us develop future stories, make better informed opinions, and as talking points during The Landry Hat Podcast.

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Which Player Will The Cowboys Regret Letting Go Later?

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  • JoeDaBeast

    “And you can included DT Sean Lissemore and TE Dante Rosario to that group as well.”

    The trade/cut we SHOULD make is this writer!!!!

  • Raymond Tippett

    im glad we got to keep Lawrence he will be a starter sometime this year but the cuts we made were the right ones I don’t have a problem with none of them

  • John

    I’d heard they were hoping LB Brandon Magee would make it to the practice squad. They were high on the ASU product and hoped to develop him. That they cut him to make room for a journeyman who can help on special teams suggests the brass really believes they can make a run this year – sacrificing a potential future talent for someone who can help them win today. Man, I hope they’re right…