Not sure whether or not LG Derrick Dockery will be medically cleared to resume practice, the Dallas Cowboys made a couple moves in lieu of their tentative situation along the line. Bill Nagy suffered a broken ankle in the Cowboys 20-16 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve today.
To fill his roster spot, Dallas resigned guard Montrae Holland, whom the team had released during training camp after he had reported overweight and suffered a back injury. The progress of his replacement, seventh-round pick Bill Nagy, while Holland was injured led to his dismissal despite the team already shelling out a half million dollar roster bonus. Now, the team will get a return on that investment.
In a somewhat surprise move, the team also released WR/KR Dwayne Harris, a sixth round pick from this past April's draft. Harris made big noise during the team's first preseason game, when he amassed 127 yards and two touchdowns. This report I filed for Blogging The Boys at the time ended up being the most fame that Harris would receive, as his playing time was drastically reduced after that game. He has been serving as the team's primary punt returner this season, and recently as their kick returner.
Harris returned 11 punts for only a 6.6 yard average, and has brought back three kickoffs over the last two games for a 24.7 average. Return duties may fall back to receivers Kevin Ogletree (kickoffs) and Jesse Holley (punts), with return man DeMarco Murray expected to take on a bigger role while Felix Jones is sidelined with a high ankle sprain.
Harris' dismissal allowed Dallas to bring in another veteran guard, Daniel Loper, who most recently spent time in camp with the Oakland Raiders.
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