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Cowboys Roster Cuts Tracker: Getting Down To 53 Players; Latest On Jenkins, Ratliff

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If you're going to get kicked to the curb...
If you're going to get kicked to the curb...

With their opening game less than a week away, the Dallas Cowboys have gotten a jump on releasing players in an effort to get down to the league required 53 players. The cut announcements are coming in quick and in a hurry and we're doing our best to keep up with them as they happen.

All of the reports we are receiving are from reputable sources. Any player listed here has been reported by either the player themselves, ESPN.com, DallasCowboys.com or 105.3 The Fan; via either Twitter or their websites.

Jason Garrett just began his press conference and started it off by confirming they have made some moves, but the team will not be making any official announcements until tomorrow. According to @CBSSportsNFLDAL, the team has informed 21 of the 22 cuts already.

Offense (10)

QB Rudy Carpenter, WR Danny Coale, FB Shaun Chapas, OL Pat McQuistan, Daniel Loper, Harland Gunn, Jeff Adams, Ron Leary, Salim Hakim, Tim Benford

Defense (4)

OLB Adrian Hamilton, ILB Orie Lemon, DE Clifton Geathers, DE Ben Bass

At the current count, that's 13 of the 22 cuts that have to be made, so there are still 9 to go.

We'll update here as quickly as possible any new news (although things have slowed in the last 15 minutes) - but follow us on Twitter @BloggingTheBoys for the fastest way to the information.

[Update] According to a league source, via DMN, safety Matt Johnson has made the team. [/Update]

[Update] Tim Benford has tweeted: ""Everything happens for a reason! Gotta keep pushing and go even harder." So it appears he is on the cut list as well. [/Update]

[Update] DMN's George reporting Cole Beasley changing number from 14 to 11... safe to bet he's on the 53[/Update]

Follow the jump for the latest news on Mike Jenkins and Jay Ratliff.

During Jason Garrett's presser, he mentioned that Mike Jenkins (shoulder surgery) passed his physical and will be rejoining practice. He also alerted that Jay Ratliff is off of the crutches (ankle sprain).

Both players are possible plays in the season opener against the Giants next Wednesday night.