Dallas Cowboys: Javarris Williams

Cowboys make moves at roster deadline

August, 27, 2012
IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have one more roster move to make before the 3 p.m. deadline to reach the 75-man limit after releasing eight players, waiving two injured players and placing guard/center Kevin Kowalski on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. (UPDATE: The Cowboys released long snapper Charley Hughlett Monday afternoon to get down to the limit.)

Kowalski has been bothered for most of the offseason by a severe case of tendinitis in his ankle and has been in a cast for most of training camp. He will miss the first six weeks of the regular season.

Linebacker Caleb McSurdy (Achilles) and wide receiver Donavon Kemp (knee) will move to injured reserve if they clear waivers.

The following players were cut: Levy Adcock, Delbert Alvarado, Harry Flaherty, David Little, Tyrone Novikoff, Raymond Radway, Javarris Williams and C.J. Wilson.

Cowboys waive TCU-ex Ed Wesley

August, 17, 2012
OXNARD, Calif. – The Cowboys made a quick roster move before boarding a train for San Diego by waiving running back Ed Wesley.

Wesley, a TCU-ex, was late to Friday’s walkthrough, which likely sealed his fate. He had been supplanted in the backup tailback roles by Jamize Olawale, a fullback, and Javarris Williams. Wesley joined the Cowboys a few days before flying to California after he was not selected in the supplemental draft.

With the return of Lance Dunbar from a hamstring injury, the Cowboys did not need an extra tailback.

The Cowboys have 89 players on the roster and will keep the spot open for now.

Third quarter: Cowboys 3, Raiders 0

August, 13, 2012
OAKLAND -- Dan Bailey made a 33-yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 3-0 lead.

After three, that's where we stand.

Some thoughts.

*Stephen McGee's first pass was a 16-yard dump off to Shaun Chapas.

*On consecutive plays, McGee had a pass knocked down and saw another one fall incomplete, and he took a shot from Mike Mitchell. Faced with a fourth-and-2 at the Oakland 40, McGee had another pass knocked down by blitzing linebacker Chad Kilgore.

*The first drive of the second half looked good for the Cowboys. The offensive line gave Kyle Orton time to get the ball downfield, including an 11-yard pass to Andre Holmes and a 20-yarder to Andrew Szczerba.

*It was a good snap from rookie Charley Hughlett on the converted 33-yard field goal attempt from Bailey. The Cowboys are giving Hughlett a chance to make the team over LP Ladouceur.

*In the first half, the offensive line struggled to open holes for DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones. In the second half, with the second unit, Jamize Olawale was able to find holes. Ed Wesley, a rookie from TCU, was surpassed on the depth chart by Javarris Williams.

*Josh Brent got the second-half start at nose tackle along with Tyrone Crawford and Clifton Geathers at end for the Cowboys. Teddy Williams started at corner with C.J. Wilson.

*Cowboys backups were able to get pressure on Terrelle Pryor, forcing him out of the pocket on a third down. Pryor got just two yards on the scramble.

*Safety Eddie Whitley had a chance to keep tight end David Ausberry short of the first down, but he couldn't hold him, resulting in an 11-yard gain.

*Center David Arkin played well through three quarters. He didn't have any bad snaps, just one hold and might have given up a sack.

Roster moves: Brodney Pool released

August, 6, 2012
OXNARD, Calif. -- Safety Brodney Pool, who was signed during the offseason to help the Dallas Cowboys' struggling secondary, was released by the team Monday -- just one week after he failed his conditioning test.

Rookie cornerback Isaac Madison also was released Monday. Wide receiver David Little and running back Javarris Williams signed contracts and should practice this week.

The Cowboys cutting Pool, who was entering his eighth NFL season, sends a significant message to the team.

Pool eventually passed his conditioning test but worked with the second-team defense while Barry Church got snaps with the first team.

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