The Cowboys and five-time Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode came to the expected decision on Monday.
The two sides have decided to part ways. There will be no pay cut to remain on the team.
He will be released.
“We have met with the team and the mutual decision is to move on,” Gurode’s agent Kennard McGuire said.
Gurode was due a $5.5 million base salary in 2011. He will now count $1.6 million against the salary cap this year in dead money and $1.6 million next year.
Phil Costa, who is out until the season opener with a sprained knee, is expected to replace him in the starting lineup.