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Despite Big-Play History, McCann Cut

The Cowboys have waived defensive back Bryan McCann, one of the only healthy cornerbacks on the roster in the season opener and a player who provided two of the most exciting plays in team history last season.

But in an attempt to make room for wide receiver Laurent Robinson, who was signed two weeks ago and then cut last week, the Cowboys needed to trim a spot. And with Terence Newman now expected to return to practice this week and possibly play against the Redskins on Monday night, the cornerback position got a little heavy once again.

Apparently, the club saw enough from veteran Frank Walker, who played his first game with the Cowboys last week in San Francisco.
But McCann's release is somewhat surprising considering he was the team's primary kick returner and was the gunner on punt coverage and had a key position on the kickoff team as well.

As for Robinson, the four-year veteran was signed in Week One when Miles Austin's hamstring injury kept him from practicing. Robinson also suffered a minor hamstring injury and didn't play against the Jets. He was then cut the next week to make room for fullback Tony Fiammetta.

Now Robinson is back as Austin is likely out this week and possibly the Oct. 2 game against Detroit with the same hamstring injury.

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