With still about five weeks to go before the start of training camp, the Cowboys have trimmed up the roster a bit, cutting five players on Tuesday, including three undrafted rookie free agents.
The Cowboys also released cornerback Marquis Floyd, who spent all last year on the practice squad and took some second-team reps this offseason in place of injured corner Orlando Scandrick.
The other cuts include kicker Connor Hughes, along with the rookies – wide receiver Rashaun Greer, tight end Nick Tow-Arnett and guard Chet Teofilo.
By cutting Hughes, it opens the door even more for David Buehler to handle most of the kicks, if not all of them, in training camp. The Cowboys still have rookie kicker/punter Delbert Alvarado, although he will also help lighten the load for punter Mat McBriar as well.
Tow-Arnett was an intriguing prospect because he could possibly handle some duties at fullback. But an injury in the first rookie minicamp sidelined him for most of the summer.
The Cowboys now have 81 players on the roster, one over the amount they can take to training camp. By cutting the five now, it obviously means the team is not expecting many holdouts from the rookie draft picks. The Cowboys will still have to cut one player once they sign all six draft picks.