Cow­boys re­lease WR Allen Hurns

The Saline Courier - - SPORTS -

FRISCO, Texas — The Dal­las Cow­boys have re­leased Allen Hurns, cut­ting ties with their first no­table free agent sign­ing at re­ceiver af­ter dump­ing Dez Bryant a year ago.

Hurns sus­tained a grue­some leg in­jury while be­ing tack­led in a wild-card win over Seat­tle last sea­son, end­ing up with a bro­ken left an­kle that re­quired surgery at a hos­pi­tal the night of the game. The 27-year-old par­tic­i­pated in off­sea­son prac­tices and said he was close to a com­plete recovery.

Pro­duc­tion was spotty for Hurns early in his only sea­son with the Cow­boys, and his role was re­duced af­ter a mid­sea­son trade for Amari Cooper. Hurns fin­ished with ca­reer lows of 20 catches for 295 yards with two touch­downs.

Orig­i­nally signed as an un­drafted free agent by Jack­sonville in 2014, Hurns spent four years with the Jaguars. His best sea­son came a year 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 will be the fourth QB in train­ing camp, which starts Satur­day in Oxnard, California.

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