Cowboys release Glover; Nguyen retires

Updated: March 3, 2006, 4:52 PM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive tackle La'Roi Glover and announced the retirement of linebacker Dat Nguyen.

 Dat Nguyen
Nguyen

 La'Roi Glover
Glover

Glover, a 10-year veteran who signed with the Cowboys as a free agent in 2002, was cut Thursday. Glover made his sixth Pro Bowl last season, finishing with 26 tackles and three sacks. He has 71½ career sacks, second all-time among defensive tackles behind Warren Sapp (84½).

The Cowboys would have owed Glover a $1.5 million roster bonus had he remained on the team. He was scheduled to make $4.5 million this season, the last of his five-year deal. He will count $1.2 million against the team's salary cap next season.

Glover had a career-high 76 tackles in his first season with Dallas in 2002, two years after he set a New Orleans record with 17 sacks. He had 21½ sacks in four seasons with the Cowboys.

Nguyen, an eight-year veteran out of Texas A&M, led the Cowboys with 172 tackles in 2001, his first full season as a starter. He was slowed by a neck injury last season, playing his last game Thanksgiving Day against Denver.


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