Cowboys News App [Android]

Cowboys Make 5 Moves to Reduce Roster to 85 Players

All NFL teams had to reduce their rosters from 90 to 85 players today by 4:00 pm EST to satisfy the first of three cutdown deadlines for the . The had to make five moves to meet this deadline. Who were the victims?

It's worth noting that Dallas actually carries one exception spot on their roster this year through the International Player Pathway Program, courtesy of Isaac Alarcon. So this meant the Cowboys were going from 91 to 86, but still meant five moves were needed.

On Sunday I speculated on what those five moves might be. It didn't just have to be cuts as moving injured players to IR would also bring down the roster number.

Not to brag, but I was pretty darn close.

I projected the IR stash for Olonilua and what will likely become one for Hines. He will just need to clear waivers before Dallas can put him on injured reserve. I also had Brown being cut as the least of the cornerbacks currently in camp.

While I didn't know who it would be, I did predict one of the WR prospects would out as of today. I can't really say I have any feeling about it being Eagles over any of three or four other options.

The one that I didn't see coming was Reggie Robinson, but this seems ideal for the second-year CB as he was likely wasn't going to find a place on the final roster. After getting bounced to and back to corner in the last two years, Robinson will get a clear chance to return in 2022 with his rookie contract intact.

The next cut deadline is a week from today when all teams must reduce to 80 players.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

COntinue Reading


Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android