From Todd Archer of the DMN:
The Cowboys have officially decided to part ways with Brad Johnson, informing the veteran backup quarterback of his release Thursday.
The move saves the Cowboys about $2 million against the salary cap. He was scheduled to make $2 million this season and was due a $500,000 roster bonuses. He also had $1 million in incentives.
Now the Cowboys are officially in the market for a backup via free agency or the draft.
Calvin Watkins then proceeded to mention Rex Grossman as a possible backup to Tony Romo. Grossman, who was on Sirius radio earlier today, had this to say about a possible job in Dallas:
"They've got all the talent at running back, tight end, wide receiver, offensive line, coordinator. They've got everything in place that you'd want. Good weather, new stadium. I'm sure they are going to cover it if it is windy or cold. So that would be the ideal situation to back up. There may be a few others, I'm not sure, but that would be intriguing if I'm in a situation where I have to back up."