There were no surprises on the Cowboys' list of cuts. Dallas released 22 players and placed rookie linebacker Stephen Hodge on injured reserve. The former TCU standout couldn't overcome the knee injury he suffered during OTAs.
Veteran receiver Isaiah Stanback was among those released. He was trying to convert from quarterback to receiver, and he just couldn't stay on the field.
Other cuts were: Travis Bright, Courtney Brown, Rudy Carpenter, Scott Chandler, Julius Crosslin, Marcus Dixon, Ryan Gibbons, Tearrius George, Jeremy Haynes, Jesse Holley, Mike Jefferson, Manuel Johnson, Keon Lattimore, Mike Mickens, Willie Reid, Derreck Robinson, Asaph Schwapp, Jonas Seawright, DeAngelo Smith, Matt Stewart and DeAngelo Willingham.
Some of them, including rookie draft picks Smith, Mickens and Johnson as well as Dixon and Bright, could be brought back to the practice squad tomorrow if they clear waivers.
-- Charean Williams