Safety Johnson among Cowboys’ first roster cuts

IRVING, Texas — The Cowboys made their first preseason cuts Tuesday to get down to the mandatory limit of 75 players. Among those waived were safety Matt Johnson, a fourth-round pick in 2012 who never played in a game because of a series of injuries.

The Cowboys will have cut down to the regular-season limit of 53 players on Saturday.

Waived:

WR Chris Boyd (Vanderbilt)

P Tom Hornsey (Memphis)

LS Casey Kreiter (Iowa)

DE Adewale Ojomo (Miami)

G Wayne Tribue (Temple)

Released:

QB Caleb Hanie (Colorado State)

Waived/Injured:

TE Jordan Najvar (Baylor)

S Matt Johnson (Eastern Washington)

CB Justin Green (Illinois)

LB DeVonte Holloman (South Carolina)

CB Johnny Thomas (Oklahoma State)

Reserve/Injured:

DE Ben Gardner (Stanford)

Reserve/NFI:

DT Amobi Okoye (Louisville)

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