SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 06: Helmets of the Dallas Cowboys during training camp at the Alamodome on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys brought cornerback and Southern Methodist product Bryan McCann back into the fold on Thursday when they signed him to the practice squad. McCann was among the team’s final cuts after the final preseason game, and was signed to the 53-man roster of the Baltimore Ravens shortly thereafter.
McCann was inactive for the team’s season-opener against the Jets however, and was cut this week, with the option to remain in Baltimore, on the practice squad; instead, he will return to Dallas and fill the same role with the Cowboys.
Dallas opted to keep just three true cornerbacks on the active roster, though safeties Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Alan Ball can fill the role if need be. But McCann had a good camp, so much so, that we feel confident in labeling this latest roster move a win for the Cowboys. He showed true potential in games, suggesting that he could turn into a solid corner in the future. By cutting him, Dallas ran the risk of losing that potential--which they did. But now he’s back. And, as far as we can tell, this is a good thing.
To make room on the practice squad for McCann, the Cowboys released offensive tackle Cliff Louis.
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