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Colin Baxter cut by Chargers...one more backup OL?

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Baxter is a player me and a few other BTB commenters have linked to the Cowboys since they played and practiced against the Chargers in preseason. He's a third year man who was coached by Bill Callahan when he was with the Jets. Here's a link to Baxter's Wikipedia page which outlines his college career at Arizona where he made 49 consecutive starts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Baxter Is Baxter better than David Arkin as a backup center at this point? Ryan Cook might enable the Cowboys to roll with just 8 OL for Week 1 or until Jason Witten comes back. But perhaps Callahan would rather have Cook concentrate on being the primary swing guard on game days and have Baxter active instead of Arkin (Baxter also provides some insurance against Costa regressing this year). That would mean cutting Derrick Dockery if we keep David, who in fairness didn't play too badly for having never snapped a ball before this preseason. But Arkin also doesn't yet have good anchor strength not to get knocked on his butt even while playing center. I'm not going to be torn up if Arkin gets cut but think he's played well enough to earn an evaluation for 2013. Picking up Baxter and keeping Cook also means perhaps closing the door on BTB favorite Montrae "Lumpy" Holland coming back after Week 2 when his contract isn't secured. As for the rest of our cuts, besides potentially losing OLB Adrian Hamilton to waivers I'm ok with them. There's a large glut of recently cut running backs and wide receivers looking for work this Saturday so I doubt we'll lose Lance Dunbar, Jamize Olawale or Danny Coale before they can be signed to our 8-man squad (the real question may be whether Coale is worth keeping over Saalim Hakim). I'm also waiting to see whether we'll continue to develop OG Ron Leary on the PS or move on.

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