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Cowboys add Jefferson from practice squad for WR depth

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys signed receiver Mike Jefferson off their practice squad Saturday, giving them a potential fourth receiver for their season opener.

Offensive lineman James Marten, a third-round pick in 2007, was released to make room on the 53-man roster.

With Sam Hurd (left ankle) and Miles Austin (sprained right knee) both out, and Isaiah Stanback expected to play despite having to wear a shoulder harness, the Cowboys were left with with Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton as the only healthy wideouts for the opener Sunday at Cleveland.

Neither Stanback or Jefferson have ever caught a pass in the NFL.

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