The Cowboys let the trade deadline come and go without making any deals on Tuesday but it didn’t stop them making a few roster moves.
After putting guard Bill Nagy on the injured reserve and signing guard Montrae Holland earlier in the day, the Cowboys ended the say by releasing rookie receiver Dwayne Harris and signing veteran guard Daniel Loper.
Loper has played with the Titans, Lions and Raiders during a six-year career. With only eight career starts, he was signed for depth purposes likely until Derrick Dockery returns from injury.
Harris, the team’s sixth round pick, served as the primary punt returner. But he didn’t have a role in the regular offense. The Cowboys are hoping Harris clears waivers so he can be re-signed to the practice squad.
The move also means a return to returning punts for receiver Dez Bryant who could likely share the duties with receiver Kevin Ogletree and cornerback Terence Newman.
Bryant was injured returning punts in the season opener against the Jets.