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September 04, 2011

Holland out; Dockery in

The Cowboys released veteran offensive guard Montrae Holland on Sunday, according to his agent, and they have signed Derrick Dockery to take his place. Dockery signed a one-year deal, according to his agent, Todd France.

Holland had missed most of training camp and the first three preseason games with a back injury. He played in Thursday's finale against the Dolphins, and owner Jerry Jones had praised his performance. Holland, 31, arrived in Dallas via a trade with the Broncos in 2008. He started four games in three seasons with the Cowboys.

Dockery is an eight-year veteran who is from Garland and the University of Texas. He had been scheduled to make a $3.82 million salary before being released by the Redskins in March. He was a third-round draft pick of the Redskins in 2003 before going to Buffalo as a free agent. Dockery, who turns 31 Wednesday, returned to the Redskins in 2009.

-- Charean Williams

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A trade down actually. Holland actually knows our playbook inside out whereby Dockery don't know diddly squat. How long is that going to take??

Ohhhhh I see. This was actually about two things. 1. Salary... Axing Holland means his 2011 salary won't be guaranteed.. If he is on roster it is. Dockery is probably signing for veteran min.

2. I believe a lot of these moves to jettison older, expensive guys are about cap space this year as well as the free space that gets carried over to next years cap MINUS the Dead money we have on Roy,Columbo,, Barber, Gurode,,and others who have handicapped us next rear.

3. Yeah I did say two initially. Lastly this is showing that we are rebuilding but with Garretts RKG policy , young hungry guys, who earn spots not taken anything given or for granted. Since we were 6-10 why not take a new approach. What's the worse that can happen now. A good draft spot while giving the you gins. Real game experience or we surprise some and win a bunch of games and next year we are ahead of the game , with.a little cap space relief for a change . It will be nice to see what happens. Honestly I'd be thrilled with 8-8 or 9-7 with this baby squad. . Time will tell

actually, he was released in March and he didn't participate in anyone's training camp. Almost, though! keep up the good research!

Doesn't sound like a trade up in my book..maybe we'll break even....... :-)

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