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Cowboys Release LB Dan Connor

Connor started eight games for the Cowboys in 2013



    In their ongoing effort to work under the salary cap, the Dallas Cowboys parted ways with veteran linebacker Dan Connor on Monday.

    The team had been in talks with Connor and his agent throughout much of last week, and according to reports, Dallas wanted the former Panther to either take a pay-cut or be gone. By parting ways with him, the team will save $3 million against the cap, which is set at $123 million for 2013.

    Connor, who came to Dallas from Carolina last offseason on the back a two-year deal, recorded 56 tackles in his only season with the Cowboys. He replaced fellow Penn State alum Sean Lee in the starting lineup after Lee went down for the year with a fractured big toe and ended up starting eight games.

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