Roster Size Jumps From 80 To 90 Players

IRVING, Texas --For the second straight year, the Cowboys will head to training camp with a 90-player roster.

The NFL has increased teams' roster limit from 80 to 90, a proposal that was initially tabled at the league meetings last month. Teams were permitted to carry 90 players into camps last year after the four-month lockout ended.

By our count, the Cowboys currently have 60 -- including players they tendered exclusive rights contracts and players signed to futures contracts after the 2011 season.

The Cowboys have eight draft picks this weekend, and usually they agree to terms with 15-20 rookie free agents after the draft.

Teams must trim their rosters from 90 to 75 after the third preseason week.

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