Programs will be needed even more for next Sunday's regular-season opener. Not only did the Cowboys waive 27 veterans on Saturday, but six players who made the team have switched jersey numbers.
Among those were starters Kenyon Coleman, who moved from 98 to 99, previously worn by Igor Olshansky, who was cut Saturday.
Abram Elam switched from 24 to 26, a number worn by rookie cornerback Josh Thomas. And rookie tailback Phillip Tanner is now wearing 24, moving down from 34.
Rookie receiver Dwayne Harris moved from 14 to 17, rookie linebacker Bruce Carter went from 53 to 54, while rookie outside linebacker Alex Albright is now wearing 55, switching from 47. Albright was the only player among these six that had to switch numbers to comply with NFL numbering rules, stating that linebackers can only wear numbers in the 50s and 90s.
So not only has the roster been drastically reduced, but a few changes have been added as well.