Cowboys cut Newman

The Dallas Cowboys announced the release of veteran cornerback Terence Newman today.

Newman, who was the team's first round draft choice (fifth overall) out of Kansas State in 2003, earned two Pro Bowl selections in his nine seasons with the Cowboys.

While with the club, he started 131 of the 133 games in which he played, appearing in all 16 games six of his nine seasons, while missing two games in 2011 (groin), six games in 2008 (groin/abdominal) and three games in 2007 (heel). In his time with Dallas, he totaled 588 tackles, two sacks, 20tackles for loss, one pressure, 127 pass breakups, eight forced fumbles andfive fumble recoveries.

Newman also had 32 career interceptions, tying him with Lee Roy Jordan for seventh in club record books. Early in his career, he also served as the club's punt returner finishing with 38 returns for 285 yards with one touchdown as well as one kickoff return for nine yards and one rush forfour yards.

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