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Cowboys save $4.15 million in move

Updated: June 2, 2009, 7:56 PM ET
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The Dallas Cowboys, perhaps wanting to avoid any more offseason turmoil with veteran Greg Ellis, released the Pro Bowl linebacker Tuesday.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had acknowledged last week that the 12th-year pro -- who has a recent history of complaining about his role, his contract or both -- likely would be playing elsewhere this fall.

But the writing already was on the wall by April's NFL draft, when the Cowboys focused on players who could help their pass rush, and ...

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