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September 13, 2011

Cowboys make another roster move, re-signing fullback

Laurent Robinson didn't last long, and Tony Fiammetta wasn't away long.
The Cowboys had claimed Fiammetta after he was released by Carolina last weekend. He practiced with them Sept. 5 but was released two days later when Robinson, a receiver, was signed as insurance for Miles Austin. Austin had been nursing a hamstring injury, but he played in the season opener. Robinson injured his hamstring in his only practice on Sept. 7 and would have been unavailable anyway had Austin not been able to play. But, because Robinson is a vested veteran and was on the Week 1 roster, the Cowboys are obligated to pay his $685,000 salary.
Fiammetta retained his locker at Valley Ranch in the week he was off the roster. He was re-signed Tuesday, giving the Cowboys a fullback.
The Cowboys tried four fullbacks in training camp -- last year's starter Chris Gronkowski, draft pick Shaun Chapas, converted linebacker Isaiah Greenhouse and converted tight end Jason Pociask. They brought Greenhouse back on the practice squad for a week, but Greenhouse was waived Tuesday.
Tight end John Phillips played some fullback in the season opener against the Jets.
-- Charean Williams


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So, is Robinson still on the roster, or does he represent more "dead money?"

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