The Cowboys' decision to cut OT Robert Brewster pretty much confirms what we all suspected during the 2009 NFL draft - the Cowboys blew it. Across the board. This was the draft when Jerry and Wade continually traded down, and were going for special teamers. Instead they got mostly a collection of guys who weren't good enough.
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69. Jason Williams, OLB, Western Ill. Fast. Very athletic. Very raw. And couldn't play. Cut by the Cowboys last season, he was picked up by Carolina.
75. Robert Brewster, OT, Ball State. Big, slow and couldn't play. Recently cut.
101. Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M. Looks the part, but he either breaks through this camp as a viable NFL backup, or he's going to be passed over soon.
110. Victor Butler, DE, Oregon State. Maybe the best of the bunch. Has been a rotation guy in each of the past two seasons with a combined five sacks.
120. Brandon Williams, DE, Texas Tech. Missed all of his rookie year with a torn ACL. He played in six games last season.
143. DeAngelo Smith, CB, Cincinnati. Never played with the team, and has since bounced around the league doing little.
166. Michael Hamlin, FS, Clemson. Cut in 2010.
172. David Buehler, K, USC. Wonderful rookie season as a kickoff specialist, very sporadic last season when made the regular FG kicker.
197. Stephen Hodge, OLB, TCU. Injuries forced this much-too-small linebacker out of football. This guy was never going to make it.
208. John Phillips, TE, Virginia. Probably the best of this class. He was developing, and moving ahead of Martellus Bennett, but he suffered a season-ending injury in the Hall of Fame game last season. He should push Bennett this fall, and take his job.
227. Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati. Stuck around for a short period in '09 on the practice squad but didn't do anything.
229. Manuel Johnson, WR, Oklahoma. Played in two games, and caught one pass for six yards in 2010 for the Cowboys in the regular-season finale in Philly.
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