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Cowboys Release Keyshawn Johnson

Things at Valley Ranch had been pretty quiet, with just a few free agent signings here and there.

But the quiet ended Tuesday afternoon, when the Cowboys released veteran wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

The Cowboys made the move just before a deadline that would have forced Dallas to pay Johnson a $1 million roster bonus. The Cowboys website reports Johnson was expected to count for $3.6 million against the cap this year, but it was believed Johnson wanted a much larger contract over the next few years.

Keyshawn led the Cowboys last year with 71 catches and was second in receiving yards with 839 and six touchdowns.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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