UNDATED (AP) - For now, the Dallas Cowboys have 11 defensive
backs, 11 offensive lineman and only two healthy wide receivers.
Dallas made the final roster cuts Saturday to get to its 53-man
roster, releasing 21 players. They also placed seven-time Pro Bowl
offensive guard Larry Allen - signed to a one-day contract Friday
for the purpose of retiring as a Cowboy - on the reserved/retired
Despite three injured receivers that are on the 53-man roster
but unlikely to play the season opener next weekend at Cleveland,
the Cowboys cut Mike Jefferson, who was on their practice squad all
last season, and rookie free agent Danny Amendola.
That leaves Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton as the only
healthy wideouts on the roster.
Receivers Sam Hurd (left ankle) and Miles Austin (sprained right
knee) definitely won't play in the season opener, and might go
longer without getting in a game. Isaiah Stanback (dislocated
shoulder) hasn't been completely ruled out from playing against the
Browns, but his effectiveness could be a question.