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Cowboys release Caleb Hanie; Amobi Okoye to NFI list

The Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday released a backup quarterback and shelved a "walking miracle" to start the season.

The team announced that Caleb Hanie has been cut as Big D whittles its way down to the 75-man roster limit by Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

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.

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