The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have opened training camp with their roster at the maximum 80 players.
Nine rookies signed their contracts Wednesday, just in time for the first workout. However, rookie linebacker Stephen Hodge and defensive tackle Tim Anderson were both put on the physically unable to perform list.
Hodge underwent knee surgery last month. Anderson has a toe problem that sidelined him throughout the offseason.
The Cowboys still have to figure out the status of one more player, third-round pick Robert Brewster. The offensive lineman has a torn pectoral muscle that could keep him out all season.
The players who signed were kicker David Buehler, linebacker Victor Butler, defensive back Michael Hamlin, reality show winner and receiver Jesse Holley, receiver Manny Johnson, quarterback Stephen McGee, defensive back Mike Mickens, tight end John Phillips and linebacker Jason Williams.