- Todd Archer, ESPN Staff Writer
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SAN ANTONIO -- The Cowboys’ draft class of 2009 took another hit when the Cowboys informed Robert Brewster that he would be cut.
Brewster’s departure leaves Stephen McGee (fourth), Victor Butler (fourth), Brandon Williams (fourth), David Buehler (fifth), John Phillips (sixth) and Manny Johnson (seventh) from the 12-player class.
Within the last 12 months the Cowboys also cut second rounder Jason Williams, fifth rounder Mike Hamlin and sixth rounder Stephen Hodge, while also cutting and re-signing Brewster and Johnson to the practice squad at different points. They had already cut DeAngelo Smith and Mike Mickens in 2009.
Brewster, a project to begin with out of Ball State, missed his rookie season because of a torn pectoral muscle. He started a preseason game at right tackle last year but struggled with his conditioning and never took hold of a spot.
The Cowboys also informed linebacker Kelvin Smith and guard Travis Bright, who they re-signed in January to futures contracts after spending the 2010 season on the practice squad, they will be cut. Bright had been contemplating retirement and did not take part in workouts with his teammates in the offseason.