DALLAS, TEXAS (KLTV)
- According to sources reporting to ESPNDallas.com, the Dallas Cowboys
have released cornerback Terrence Newman and kicker David Buehler.
The moves come just hours before the Cowboys and other NFL teams can sign free agents.
Newman was scheduled to count $8.016 million against the salary cap in 2012 and by cutting him the Cowboys have created either $4 million or $6 million in space to sign free agents.
Newman, who turns 34 in September, is 7th in Cowboys history with 32 interceptions.
He played in two Pro Bowls (2007, '09) and started 131 of 133 career games.
Newman missed the first two games of the 2011 season because of a groin injury.
In 14 starts, he had 57 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass deflections, but was consistently overmatched late the year and was constantly beat on routes.
Having lost his job last year to Dan Bailey and carrying a salary-cap figure of $1.63 million in 2012, the Cowboys also decided to part ways with Buehler.
Buehler played in only four games in 2011 because of a groin injury that eventually required surgery.
He was beaten out by rookie Dan Bailey for the kicking job and was eventually just used for kickoffs.
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