Mid-Day Report: WR Farmer Waived; Rookie Added, Smith Update & More

OXNARD, Calif. – A day after the team signed two running backs for depth purposes, the Cowboys will likely swap out rookies receivers.

The club is expected to release rookie George Farmer, a former USC standout who received a $55,000 signing bonus – the most of any rookie after the draft.

The open spot will go to David Porter, who was recently cut by the Broncos. Porter caught 39 balls for 392 yards during his senior season with TCU last fall.

Farmer's camp and entire offseason has been less than impressive. In his preseason debut Thursday night, he was targeted twice in the second half but did not record a catch.

The Cowboys also worked out Demetrius Wilson (Arkansas) and LaQuan Williams (Maryland) Sunday morning before deciding to go with Porter.

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  • Garrett indicated Dez Bryant (hamstring) likely won't participate in practice Sunday or in the joint practices with the Rams on Monday and Tuesday. "I don't anticipate him practicing today and probably not the next couple of days. But he's making progress," Garrett said. "The worst thing you can do is get a guy coming back, working hard in his rehab but then you put him out there too early and then he falls back for a couple of weeks and he's on the shelf. You want to make sure they're ready to go and then when they get out there, you ease them into it a little bit and then you let them go."
  • Left tackle Tyron Smith has a biceps strain and remains day-to-day, Garrett said. The Cowboys practiced without their top three offensive tackles Saturday, with right tackle Doug Free (foot) and swing tackle Darrion Weems (shoulder) sitting out.
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