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Rookie Guard Waived/Injured; Morris Signed As Replacement


IRVING, Texas – One of the rookie free agents who seemingly had a shot to stick on the roster is likely out for the season.

Rookie guard Jarrod Pughsley suffered a torn biceps injury and has already been placed on waived/injured. The undrafted free agent from Akron had plenty of size at 6-4, 308 and was one of the players to watch out for to make the roster.

Instead, the Cowboys have already replaced his spot on the roster with Darius Morris, who also participated in the three-day minicamp on a tryout basis.

However, Morris (6-3, 310) is not a true rookie, entering the NFL in 2011. A standout at [embedded_ad] Temple, he spent time with the Texans in 2011 but did not play in a game.

Morris will try to earn a spot at the guard position as a backup role. First-round pick Zack Martin is expected to start although Mackenzy Bernadeau and Ron Leary both return as starters from last year. Bernadeau might be a candidate as a backup guard/center because of his versatility.

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