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Ryan Williams headlines Cowboys’ practice squad

08/31/2014 4:19 PM

08/31/2014 4:19 PM

Running back Ryan Williams cleared waivers and has been placed on the Cowboys’ practice squad.

He led the team in rushing during the preseason, but was among those cut Saturday when rosters were trimmed to 53.

Other final cut players added to the squad include defensive end Kenneth Boatright, linebackers Will Smith and Keith Smith, wide receiver Tim Benford and center Ronald Patrick.

The Cowboys also signed cornerback Micah Pellerin to the practice squad. Pellerin played in two games with the Cowboys last season and was recently cut by the Tennessee Titans.

The Cowboys have three spots left for their 10-man practice squad but hope to sign offensive takle John Wetzel to fill one of them. Wetzel was released, as the Cowboys used his roster spot once they claimed former University of Texas guard Donald Hawkins.

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