The biggest surprise from the past several days and the NFL's annual shaving of rosters down to the required 53 active roster to start the season was in Denver where the Broncos said the cuts were difficult. Even though he had played well in camp and on special teams they let go of seventh-round draft pick Josh Furman.
Furman was working as a safety with the Broncos after standing out as a hybrid star linebacker at Oklahoma State following his graduate transfer move from Michigan where he was redshirted and then a reserve his next three years in college. Furman's surprise release from the Broncos leaves the Cowboys with 13 alumni representing them on active rosters.
Other late cuts included Josh Stewart from Tennessee, Kip Smith from Philadephia, and Furman.
The Dallas Cowboys lead the NFL with five Oklahoma State Cowboys on their roster including All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant, one of the league's top kickers in Dan Bailey, potential starting running back Joe Randle, back-up quarterback Brandon Weeden, and starting cornerback Tyler Patmon.
The oldest vet in the league for the Cowboys by one season is Kevin Williams. The defensive lineman that was with Seattle last season and spent most of his 13 seasons in the league at Minnesota made it with the New Orleans Saints. He has one season on Antonio "Scooby" Smith, who is in his 12th NFL season and is at Denver.
Below is a complete list of the OSU Cowboys in the NFL, including the two players holding reserve roster positions.
Justin Glibert, CB/Returns
Dan Bailey, PK
Dez Bryant, WR
Tyler Patmon, CB
Joseph Randle, RB
Brandon Weeden, QB
Antonio Smith, DE
Brandon Pettigrew, TE
Green Bay Packers
Lane Taylor, OG
Justin Blackmon, WR (Reserved/Suspended by Commissioner)
New Orleans Saints
Kevin Williams, DL
San Francisco 49ers
Kendall Hunter, RB
Russell Okung, OT
Ryan Robinson, DE (Reserved/Injured)
Perrish Cox, CB