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Cowboys Cut Olshansky, 26 Others

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Demoted defensive lineman Igor Olshansky, last year's starting fullback Chris Gronkowski and veteran kickers Shayne Graham and Dave Rayner were among the players the Dallas Cowboys released on Saturday to get their roster down to 53.

    The departure of the experienced legs means the Cowboys are sticking with David Buehler and Dan Bailey. Buehler almost certainly will handle kickoffs. It remains to be seen whether there's still a competition for field goals, or if that will be Bailey's role.

    Olshanky's release was no surprise because he was dropped in the rotation. Cutting him saves more than $3.3 million against the salary cap.

    Also released Saturday, according to Dallas Cowboys.com, were the following:

    QB Tom Brandstater
    RB Lonyae Miller
    FB Shaun Chapas
    FB Chris Gronkowski
    FB Jason Pociask
    FB Isaiah Greenhouse
    WR Lyle Leong
    WR Manuel Johnson
    WR Tysson Poots
    WR Teddy Williams
    G Pepa Letuli
    DE Igor Olshansky
    DE Jimmy Saddler-McQueen
    LB Brandon Williams
    LB Mike Balogun
    LB Kenwin Cummings
    LB Orie Lemon
    S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
    S Andrew Sendejo
    S Colin Zych
    CB Mario Butler
    CB Chris Randle
    CB Josh Thomas
    K Shayne Graham
    K Dave Rayner
    P Chris Jones