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Cowboys Interested In Free Agent CB Stanford Routt

Routt was released by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday

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Cowboys Interested In Free Agent CB Stanford Routt

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The Dallas Cowboys are one of a handful of teams who have expressed interest in former Oakland Raiders’ cornerback Stanford Routt--who was released by the team on Thursday--Routt’s agent Vann McElroy said Friday.

According to McElroy, via ESPN Dallas, his client will visit the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, and the Tennessee Titans next week. No other visits have been scheduled, McElroy said, but there are a number of teams including the Vikings, the Chiefs and, yes, the Cowboys, that have shown interest.

We’d imagine that a good deal of the Cowboys’ interest in Routt stems from defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who coached Routt from 2005 to 2008 as Oakland’s defensive coordinator. Ryan brought in two of his former players, in Abram Elam and Kenyon Coleman, last year.

Whether Dallas lands Routt, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said earlier this year that there would be some “new faces” in Dallas’ secondary in 2012.

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