Sunday, September 4, 2011
Montrae Holland cut, Derrick Dockery added
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys continue to shake up their offensive line releasing one veteran and adding another on Sunday.
The Cowboys cut Montrae Holland and agent Todd France said the team has a one-year deal with his client, Derrick Dockery, a Garland native.
After Thursday’s preseason finale vs. Miami, owner and general manager Jerry Jones praised Holland’s play. Holland, who received a $500,000 roster bonus once the lockout ended, missed the first three preseason games with a sore back.
Rookie Bill Nagy, a seventh-round pick, will start the season opener at the New York Jets, but Dockery, who worked out for the team Saturday, offers some insurance with 111 career starts in Washington and Buffalo.
Dockery, who turns 31 on Wednesday, was cut by Washington in March in part because he did not fit in Mike Shanahan’s scheme and had a $3.82 million salary. The eight-year vet fell out of favor last year and was inactive for 11 of the Redskins’ final 12 games.
A third-round pick in 2003 out of Texas, Dockery, 6-6, 325 pounds, spent six of his eight seasons with Washington. He was with Buffalo in 2007-08.
Holland, 31, came to the Cowboys in 2008 in a trade with Denver. He played in 21 games and started only four times. He had a chance to claim the starter’s job this year but the back injury kept him out most of training camp.