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Cowboys Cut TE Chandler, Promote Rucker

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    The Dallas Cowboys cut third string tight end Scott Chandler, a Southlake Carroll product, on Wednesday, and promoted Martin Rucker, who has spent the year on the team’s practice squad, to the active roster to replace him.

    Chandler did not catch a pass this season, but saw substantial action as a blocker, as well as on special teams. Rucker, who was drafted out of Missouri in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, is viewed as a greater receiving threat than was Chandler.

    Rucker has only two catches for his career, both of which came in 2008, as a member of the Cleveland Browns, when he appeared in five games. He also has spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    With the swap of third string tight ends, the Cowboys have room for one more on the practice squad.

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