Cowboys Trim the Roster to 77

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.

Marion Barber’s Future In Dallas

Ok at the end of 2007 I was a full out supporter for Marion being the starter, but at the end of 2008 I would just like him to be featured in the 2nd half again and on our 2nd and 3rd and shorts again.

Dont get me wrong I love Marion to death, it’s just that it takes him the whole first half to warm up and get to running like the beast he is. Which brings me to the question that has been plauging me since I had the oppurtunity to watch Felix Jones and Tashard Choice run. That question is “Will Marion Barber return to Dallas after 2009?”.

My personal opinion is that if Felix “The Cat” stays healthy this season and runs like he did at the start of 2008 and Tashard “The Peoples Choice” embraces his oppurtunities like I know he can then I dont think Marion will be in Dallas in 2010 because we can’t keep 3 good rb’s all 3 of them would be highly wanted in the league.

So for 2010 I believe our rb lineup will Felix Jones starting and Tashard Choice backing him up and Alonzo Coleman or some similar half-way decent rb at 3rd string.

This is probably my biggest thought I want to hear your opinions about so please comment and let me know how you feel on this situation.

Cowboys News: The Final Cuts Are In

Here is the complete list of roster moves the Cowboys made on Saturday:

Injured Reserve:
K Martin Gramatica

QB Matt Moore
QB Richard Bartel
WR Mike Jefferson
WR Damarius Bilbo
WR Jerheme Urban
TE Rodney Hannah
TE Adam Bergen
LB Junior Glymph
LB Blair Phillips
LB John Saldi
LB Khari Long
CB Joey Thomas
CB Aaron Glenn
CB Quincy Butler
RB Arliss Beach
DT Remi Ayodele
G Trey Darilek
OL Matt Tarullo
RB Alonzo Coleman
FB Lousaka Polite
DE Marcus Smith

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