Aug 23, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver LaRon Byrd (80) catches a touchdown pass as Miami Dolphins cornerback Jamar Taylor (22) defends in the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Miami defeated Dallas 25-20. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys Trim Their Roster Down To 53; Who's Gone? (Updated)

The Dallas Cowboys, along with every other NFL team, are required to trim their rosters to 53 players by 3 p.m. CST today. This follows the massive cut down to a 75-man roster last Tuesday. Although today’s moves are to get the Cowboys to a final 53-man roster, for Dallas they are anything but final. In fact, the team is hoping to find some much needed defensive help on the active waiver wire in the next 24 hours.

Here’s a list of players we know have been cut so far:

D.J. Adams, RB
Phillip Tanner, RB
Josh Aladenoye, T
Stephen Goodin, G
Ronald Patrick, C
Dontavis Sapp, LB
Keith Smith, LB
Jamar Newsome, WR
Ryan Williams, RB
Ken Boatright, DE
Dartwan Bush, DT
LaRon Byrd, WR
Terrance Mitchell, CB
Caesar Rayford, DE
Ryan Smith, S
Will Smith, LB
Asa Watson, TE
Dezmon Briscoe, WR (released)
Uche Nwaneri, G (released)
LB Orie Lemon (waived/injured)
DT Zach Minter (waived/injured)

The biggest surprise on this list so far is running back Ryan Williams. The former 2011 second round selection out of Virgina Tech showed surprising speed and power this preseason as a member of the Cowboys. If Williams passes through waivers, which is unlikely, he could be placed on the team’s extended practice squad.

The Cowboys also made a trade earlier today for Tennessee Titan defensive end Lavar Edwards. The former fifth round pick out of LSU in 2013 by the Titans recorded a total of nine tackles in seven games last season. Edwards only cost Dallas a conditional 7th round pick.

Stay with the Landry Hat as we will continue to update this list as more news breaks throughout the day.


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