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    Cowboys Set 53-Man Roster, K Dan Bailey Among Cuts

    With the close of comes the often-dreaded cut-down day in the NFL, and today the have squared their roster at 53, per league rules. While many of the names on the final cut list tend not to surprise, there are always at least a few that incur the ire of . This year, the headliner has to be Dan Bailey.

    The complete list of Cowboys roster cuts ahead of the 2018 regular season includes 36 players. Here they are, as DallasNews.com reported Saturday.

    Waived Players:

    1. K Dan Bailey ()
    2. WR  (Western Illinois)
    3. DE (Missouri)
    4. G/T (Florida)
    5. RB (Eastern Michigan)
    6. DT (Louisiana State)
    7. RB (Alabama)
    8. DE (Oklahoma)
    9. CB Duke Thomas (Texas)
    10. WR (Florida)
    11. DT (Illinois)
    12. CB (Florida State)
    13. WR Dres Anderson (Utah)
    14. G Kyle Bosch (West Virginia)
    15. T Jake Campos (Iowa State)
    16. WR K.D. Cannon (Baylor)
    17. WR Darren Carrington (Utah)
    18. RB (Troy)
    19. LS Scott Daly (Notre Dame)
    20. T Matt Diaz (Wagner)
    21. S Jeron Johnson (Boise State)
    22. LB Tre'Von Johnson (Weber State)
    23. CB Kam Kelly (San Diego State)
    24. LB Joel Lanning (Iowa State)
    25. DE Austin Larkin (Purdue)
    26. G Damien Mama (Southern California)
    27. WR Mekale McKay (Cincinnati)
    28. C Jacob Ohnesorge (South Dakota State)
    29. CB (Portland State)
    30. LB Eric Pinkins (San Diego State)
    31. LB Kyle Queiro (Northwestern)
    32. DT Caraun Reid (Princeton)
    33. S Dominick Sanders (Georgia)
    34. TE David Wells (San Diego State)

    Waived/Injured Players:

    1. S Marqueston Huff (Wyoming)
    2. RB (Texas A&M)

    The most notable players being at the top, that list include names like Dan Bailey, Lance Lenoir, Darius Jackson, Deonte Thompson, and Charles Tapper, though Lenoir and Tapper are likely targets for the . We've seen many predictions where Lenoir and/or Thompson made the cut at , a dead hope at this point.

    As of yet, we do not know what DAL is planning by cutting the franchise's most accurate kicker, just that they stand to gain $3.4-mil in cap space each of 2018, 2019, and 2020, and eat $800,000 in dead money this year. Could they be freeing up some space to make a move for a veteran? I know many people I talked to first thought of when they heard the news, and I agree that could be a distant possibility.

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    — now the team's starting place kicker — booted a field goal from 57-yards out in the Cowboys' preseason finale, which is impressive. However, as impressive as that may be, it still seems tough to grasp Bailey being cut when we know the injuries he battled in 2017, arguably the worst season of his career.

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    David L. Dillard

    This is a list of the cut players….Where is the list of players on the team, as the heading of this article said?

    Bryson T

    Well, somebody’s a “glass half empty” sort of guy…

    David carter

    Sorry to seem like a hater here but it seems to me whenever we’ve needed a huge clutch field goal in an important game that’s where Baileys rare misses were. Never liked him. Can’t appologize for how I feel. I just seems that way to me. Next man up. Go Cowboys!

    texasaaa

    Im going to pretend I didn’t see this post. Sheesh

    David carter

    Dan Bailey carter playoff field goal percentage is 66.7. That doesn’t include missing field goals in the final game of the season twice in win and you’re in games. Romo took all the heat while Bailey got a free ride. Look it up if you don’t believe me. I did. Sheesh

    David carter

    Oh. Almost forgot. 0% in the Dez catch game.

    texasaaa

    You feel better after game one? SHEESH

    David carter

    Bailey might have made it but we will never know. He missed a few in camp with zero pressure. Can’t help but wonder why he hasn’t found a new home yet?

    David carter

    In short. Never liked bailey. Seen him miss field goals in too many big games. The whole team wasn’t prepared at all. This loss is not on the kicker it’s on the coaching staff. Sorry but the playoff stats are what they are. Bailey choked in big games. Get back to me after a playoff game or two bud.

    texasaaa

    Never liked the best or next to best kicker in football? You set your goals pretty high for a kicker lol

    texasaaa

    I hope your right for the sake of the Boys… doesn’t look like it’s going to matter much this year.

    David carter

    No doubt. Looks like today’s game is a must win for the coaching staff. Any given Sunday my friend. Hopefully Butler will have a big day.

    texasaaa

    Now I can believe that Tony got ALL the heat. Just hope this new kid turns out for all our sakes.

    David carter

    Me too. He should be good in cold weather after spending some time in the cfl. The ball in the cfl is fatter too. Makes working it a little different. He will be better than he was the last time he tried out for the experience of Canadian ball

    David carter

    The trade for ward looks even worse now than it did then! Meanwhile in Seattle they have a stud linebacker with the best combine results ever for a lb. what a joke. Pfft! Crazy thing is Griffin would make an even better box safety than linebacker. Brutal!