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Cowboys Release CB Bryan McCann, Bring Back WR Laurent Robinson

Laurent Robinson looks to be back with the Cowboys
Laurent Robinson looks to be back with the Cowboys

According to several reports, including this one from ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys are bringing back WR Laurent Robinson to help with the many injuries the team has experienced at the position. Already on the hook to give Robinson almost $700k due to the fact that he was on the roster for Week 1, the move makes plenty of sense.

McCann made two huge plays during the lost season of 2010, a 101 yard interception return touchdown against the New York Giants, and a 97 punt return touchdown against the Detroit Lions. The team cut fifth-round draft choice Josh Thomas earlier in the offseason while keeping McCann. Thomas was snatched up by Carolina before the team could stash him on their practice squad.

McCann has only logged 35 snaps in 2011, despite the team's injuries at the cornerback position. Terence Newman has yet to play this year, but is planning to line up against Washington. Orlando Scandrick looks to be out for a couple more weeks and Mike Jenkins says his 'whole body hurts'.  The Cowboys brought in free agent CB Frank Walker, who took 20 snaps against the 49ers and acquitted himself fairly well, earning a Pro Football Focus +0.9 cumulative grade.

Robinson joins the team amidst numerous wide receiver injuries. Miles Austin reaggravated a preseason hamstring injury, and Dez Bryant is nursing a thigh bruise. Third wideout Kevin Ogletree injured his ankle during the 49ers game as well.

The team is off until Thursday, which will be the first official look at the team's take on who will be able to suit up next Monday night at home against Washington.