IRVING, Texas -- Veteran cornerback Aaron Glenn's contract was by the Dallas Cowboys, who also put kicker Martin Gramatica on injured reserve.
The Cowboys also cut 20 other players, including rookie quarterbacks Matt Moore and Richard Bartel, to get their roster to the mandatory 53 players. All eight players drafted in April made the team, including rookie kicker Nick Folk.
Gramatica missed the preseason finale Thursday night because of a strained right hamstring he sustained after missing an extra point and a 51-yard field goal attempt in the preseason. Folk made all three of his field goals during the preseason, including a 52-yarder.
The Cowboys could reach an injury settlement with Gramatica, which would make him ineligible to return to the roster for at least six weeks. He was supposed to make a base salary of $800,000 this season.
Folk was a sixth-round draft pick out of Arizona.
The other Cowboys cuts were defensive tackle Remi Ayodele; running backs Arliss Beach and Alonzo Coleman; tight ends Adam Bergen and Rodney Hannah; receivers Damarius Bilbo, Mike Jefferson and Jerheme Urban; cornerbacks Quincy Butler and Joey Thomas; center Trey Darilek; linebackers Junior Glymph, Khari Long, Blair Phillips and John Saldi; fullback Lousaka Polite; defensive end Marcus Smith; and offensive lineman Matthew Tarullo.
Linebacker Greg Ellis, who has been rehabilitating the Achilles' tendon he tore last November was put on the 53-man roster, even though he hasn't practiced and was unable to go again Saturday. Ellis is going into his 10th season, all with the Cowboys, making him the longest-tenured player on the team.
Receiver Terry Glenn was on the field Saturday, runnining routes and catching passes for the first time since he had arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 1. Glenn, in his 12th NFL season, could play in the opener, even after missing all four preseason games.
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