Like every other NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys have to get their roster size down to 75 players by 4:00 pm ET today. The Cowboys were already down to 87 players after a couple of releases last week. But that still leaves 13 players to cut, and Nick Eatman from dallascowboys.com announced 11 of those 12 cuts today:
Cowboys cut 8 players on Monday: WR Radway, OT Adcock, OT Novikoff, RB Williams, WR Little, CB Wilson, PK Alvarado and TE Flaherty
LB Caleb McSurdy and WR Donavon Kemp waived/injured and will go to IR. Guard/center Kevin Kowalski moved to PUP and will miss first 6 weeks.
The biggest name among this group of released players is undoubtedly WR Raymond Radway. Radway was a couple of seconds away from making the 53-man roster last year before breaking his leg in the final preseason game. Apparently, he hasn't sufficiently recovered from that injury to make the team this time around.
The Cowboys are taking a minor risk by putting their 7th-round pick Caleb McSurdy on the waiver wire, but they're hedging their bets that there won't be a lot of demand for a late round pick with a torn Achilles Heel. There'll be one more name announced during the course of the day to complete this first round of cuts. Final roster cuts to 53 players have to be done by August 31, 9:00 pm ET.
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