Dallas releases Godfrey as part of roster deadline

Aug. 28, 2013 @ 01:26 PM

The Dallas Cowboys cut Lee County graduate Dennis Godfrey on Tuesday as part of all NFL clubs cutting their rosters from 90 players to 75. Godfrey, a 6-foot-3, 335-pound guard, joined Cowboy training camp as a free agent in July after his season with San Jose in the Arena Football League concluded.

Godfrey, making his first effort at an NFL training camp, played in three preseason games. Dallas and every NFL team plays its last preseason game tonight. Rosters must be cut to 53 players by 6 p.m. Saturday. NFL game-day rosters are 46 players.

“It’s something we take very seriously. I speak with every player who we release. I’m the person who gives them that news,” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on Tuesday.

Godfrey graduated from Wake Forest in 2012. He played one season as a two-way lineman and coach in France's Elite Football Conference through the winter and spring this year.

A couple days after the French season ended, Godfrey tried out and signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sabercats. He played offensive line and fullback through the last few games of San Jose's season.