The Cowboys also placed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye on the reserve/non-football injury list, giving the defender more time to work into football shape. Okoye is recovering from a "one-in-a-million" disease that submerged him in a lengthy coma and left the lineman 80 pounds lighter.
Okoye's comeback story has been one of the most fascinating narratives at Cowboys camp.
Not so with Hanie, who failed to secure an active-roster spot behind Tony Romo and backup Brandon Weeden. Hanie now moves to the league's short list of emergency passers that teams will consider if disaster strikes.