Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Roster Cuts Are In, What's Next?

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Cowboys Make Trade, Move Nate Livings To IR - Blogging The Boys
It didn't take long for the Dallas Cowboys to start churning their 53-man roster. After the final cuts, the Cowboys went out and got a linebacker.

Meet Your 2013 Dallas Cowboys: 53-Man Roster Finalized (For Now) - Blogging The Boys
It didn't last for more than a few hours, but this was the initial version of the 2013 53-man roster.

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Final cuts aren’t the last word for Cowboys - Brandon George, DMN
George writes that the Cowboys could look to add a veteran or two in Week 2, noting that signing a vested veteran in Week 1 would fully guarantee that player's 2013 salary, while there will be no such guarantee if the player is signed a week later.

Dallas Cowboys cut-down analysis - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Archer wonders whether the Cowboys are in the market for an additional corner after releasing Sterling Moore, and expects further moves along the offensive and defensive lines.

Not Many Surprises In Getting Down To 53 Players - Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com
With the benefit of hindsight, Broaddus explains the roster moves, and why they were not surprising.

3 things Cowboys need to do to reach postseason - David Moore, DMN
Moore's three things are: Play with a lead, avoid a slow start, win at home.

Really, if we are going to be this generic, we could have boiled it down to a single point: score more points than the opponent.

SVSU alum Jeff Heath makes Dallas Cowboys’ 53-man roster Saturday - Saginaw News Michigan
The undrafted free agent rookie out of Saginaw Valley State University texted his former coaches that he had made the team, and his former coaches weren't surprised to hear Heath had worked his way into a job.

"It was the same way he made his way into the lineup as a true freshman for us," Collins said. "It goes beyond work ethic, he is just a dependable player. You know he's going to do exactly what he's coached to do."

"He is probably the most vicious competitor I've ever been around," Stepsis said. "He's going to do whatever it takes to get the job done, whatever that job may be. It doesn't matter if it's in practice or in a game."

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Roster news from around the league

Eagles waive 2011 first-round pick G Danny Watkins - CBSSports.com
We had been speculating about this move over the last few days, now it happened.

Marvin Austin cut by New York Giants; defensive tackle was former second-round draft pick - NYPOST.com
Austin, a 2011 second-round pick, never amounted to much, writes Paul Schwartz. Lack of production and injuries saw Austin play in only eight games with no starts in two years.

Redskins get to 53, keep four quarterbacks - ProFootballTalk
Redskins fans seriously believe their backup QBs are trade bait. SMH.

Raiders keep four quarterbacks, too - ProFootballTalk
In contrast to the Redskins, the Raiders could end up adding a fifth QB before all this is over.

Jets trim roster to 53, keep four quarterbacks - ProFootballTalk
For a team starved for QB talent, this might actually make some sense, despite the public ridicule this is drawing.

Bills cut roster to 50 players, now have three open roster spots - wgrz.com
Add the Bills to the "Clowning for Clowney" list that also features the Jets and Raiders.

No kicker for Cleveland Browns after cut to 53 players - NFL.com
Odd move, but apparently the Browns have their eyes on someone else and hinted that one of the kickers they cut could be brought back if something doesn't pan out.

2011 Panthers draft class down to one - Charlotte.com
Cam Newton is the sole remaining 2011 draft pick left on Carolina's active roster.

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