Cowboys launch WR they had been hoping would change Dez Bryant

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys have launched Allen Hurns, chopping ties with their first notable free agent signing at receiver after dumping Dez Bryant a yr in the past.

Hurns sustained a grotesque leg harm whereas being tackled in a wild-card win over Seattle final season, ending up with a damaged left ankle that required surgical procedure at a hospital the night time of the sport. The 27-year-old participated in offseason practices and mentioned he was shut to a whole restoration.

Manufacturing was spotty for Hurns early in his solely season with the Cowboys, and his position was decreased after a midseason commerce for Amari Cooper. Hurns completed with profession lows of 20 catches for 295 yards with two touchdowns.

Initially signed as an undrafted free agent by Jacksonville in 2014, Hurns spent 4 years with the Jaguars. His greatest season got here a yr later when he had 1,031 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.

To fill Hurns’ spot, the Cowboys signed quarterback Taryn Christion of South Dakota State. Christion would be the fourth QB in coaching camp, which begins Saturday in Oxnard, California.

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