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Rookie RB Ed Wesley Released Just Before San Diego Trip

Posted Aug 17, 2012

OXNARD, Calif. – One day into training camp, the Cowboys took a risk-free look at rookie tailback Ed Wesley.

On the last day of camp, they had seen enough. It didn’t help matters that Wesley showed up about 15 minutes late to the morning walkthrough, which likely only helped the Cowboys’ decision to waive Wesley on Friday. The team made the move not long before the team departed for San Diego for Saturday’s second preseason game.

Wesley did not play in last Monday’s game with the Raiders, a somewhat surprising move considering the Cowboys have injury issues already at tailback with Phillip Tanner (broken hand) and Lance Dunbar (hamstring) out for the last two weeks. Both players did not play Monday and likely won’t play against San Diego.

But the Cowboys leaned more on rookie Jamize Olawale, a converted fullback who has received tailback reps as well. Also, first-year pro Javarris Williams, who was added in camp, has given the club a boost with a more physical presence.

Wesley went undrafted in the NFL Supplemental Draft back in July. The former TCU tailback and Irving, Texas native tried out for 16 teams from in June and July, including the Cowboys.

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