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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys made a series of cuts and roster adjustments on Tuesday to trim the active roster to the league mandated maximum of 75.
Most notably, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay Ratliff was placed on the IR/PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list. Ratliff, who has been recovering from a hamstring injury, will be eligible to return after week six.
Defensive end Tyrone Crawford and guard Ryan Cook, who were both lost to season-ending injuries earlier in training camp, were placed on injured reserve.
The team released kicker Brett Maher, quarterback Nick Stephens, wide receivers Anthony Amos, Eric Rogers and Jared Green, tight end Colin Cochart, guard Dennis Godfrey, cornerback Brandon Underwood and linebacker Deon Lacey.
The team must make additional roster moves by Saturday evening to reduce the roster to regular season maximum of 53.
The Cowboys enter Thursday’s preseason final against the Texans with three quarterbacks on the roster: Tony Romo, Kyle Orton, and Alex Tanney.
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