The Cowboys decided to waive running back Alonzo Coleman today as reported at DMN. Coleman has missed most of camp due to injury and will receive an injury settlement.
The 25-year old joined the Cowboys in 2007 as an undrafted free agent and spent two years on the practice squad. According to NFL Practice Squad Rules no player can spend more than two years on any one team’s practice squad, therefore the release makes perfect sense.
Coleman has shown talent and if he recovers from injury could join another NFL team.
With the Cowboys three-headed monster in Marion Barber, Felix Jones and Tashard Choice it was almost a given that Coleman was on his way out.
Looks like Keon Lattimore will get his chance after all.
Cornerback Michael Hawkins was also released today. He was cut out right because he was due to return from injury today and will not receive an injury settlement.
That leaves the Cowboys roster at 77, however that includes Robert Brewster who is out for the season so really the number is 76. The team must cut the roster down to 75 by September 1st.