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Cowboys | Waive five

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:55:10 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys waived TE Jordan Najvar (undisclosed), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), CB Justin Green (undisclosed), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) and CB Johnny X. Thomas (undisclosed) with a waived/injured designation Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson getting second opinion on hamstring injury

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:27:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) is not at practice Thursday, Aug. 14, as he gets a second opinion on a hamstring injury.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson out a week or more

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:34:12 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) will sit at least one week while recovering from a hamstring injury suffered Sunday, July 27.

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Cowboys | Three players injured

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:54:13 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Terrell McClain (ankle), LB DeVonte Holloman (dehydration) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) left practice early Sunday, July 27, because of injuries.

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Cowboys | One safety spot already determined

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:21:09 -0700

Dallas Cowboys SS Barry Church has one of the safety spots locked down going into training camp, but another spot is yet to be determined. The battle could be between FS J.J. Wilcox, FS Jakar Hamilton or FS Matt Johnson, but Johnson has battled injuries.

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Cowboys | Three sitting out practice

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:10:52 -0700

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (quadriceps), LB DeVonte Holloman (hamstring) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) are not participating in organized team activities Monday, June 2.

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Cowboys | J.J. Wilcox might get first crack to start

Mon, 26 May 2014 20:58:20 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS J.J. Wilcox might be given the first opportunity to start opposite SS Barry Church, however FS Matt Johnson, FS Jakar Hamilton and S Ryan Smith are also battling for the spot.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson placed on IR

Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:18:12 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have placed FS Matt Johnson (foot) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson won't play Saturday

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:09:35 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (foot) said Wednesday, Aug. 21, that the stress reaction in his left ankle/foot is in the navicular bone, and he has pain only when he pushes off. He will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals, but is hopeful to play in the preseason final Aug. 29, against the Houston Texans.

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Cowboys | Several miss practice

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:38:18 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (foot), CB Morris Claiborne (knee), C Ryan Cook (back), FS Eric Frampton (calf), FS Matt Johnson (foot), OL Ronald Leary (knee), OG Nate Livings (knee), DT Jay Ratliff (hamstring, hernia), LB Ernie Sims (groin), DE Anthony Spencer (knee) and FS J.J. Wilcox (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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Cowboys | Nine miss practice

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:15:48 -0700

Dallas Cowboys C Kevin Kowalski (knee), OL Ray Dominguez (shoulder), OG Nate Livings (knee), OT Demetress Bell (conditioning), FS Matt Johnson (foot), LB Alex Albright (back), C Ryan Cook (back), DT Jay Ratliff (hamstring) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) all did not practice and won't play in the team's second preseason game.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson to miss a week

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:00:53 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (ankle) will rest at least a week with a stress reaction in his ankle, which is the beginning stages of a stress fracture. Johnson is hoping the rest will avoid the fracture.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson injures ankle

Sun, 04 Aug 2013 20:34:37 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle in the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 4, against the Miami Dolphins. He was unable to return.

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Cowboys | Two safeties will have chance to win job

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:00:53 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson and FS J.J. Wilcox will be given every opportunity to win one of the starting safety jobs during training camp.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson will have chance to win starting job

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:22:23 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys will give FS Matt Johnson every chance to win one of the starting safety jobs during training camp.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson thinks he knows what caused injuries

Thu, 23 May 2013 17:34:07 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson said he believes he suffered hamstring injuries last season because he was using too much weight while doing squats in the weight room and is now doing more specialized workouts. "We've done more hamstring work instead of putting on 400 pounds and squatting," Johnson said. "When I was in college, I did that some. When you get to the pros, and playing at safety, I don't need to squat 500 pounds. We did more position specific and more dynamic work. You don't need to be a bodybuilder to play football. I was big enough."

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Cowboys | Two rotate at safety

Tue, 21 May 2013 18:02:42 -0700

Dallas Cowboys SS Will Allen rotated with FS Matt Johnson Tuesday, May 21, during organized team activities (OTAs), working opposite SS Barry Church.

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Cowboys | Owner likes safety group

Fri, 03 May 2013 12:18:07 -0700

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he likes the group of safeties currently on the roster. "I think we're in good shape at safety." Jones said. "I don't know when I've ever seen a player impress our staff without having played in a ballgame any more than [FS Matt Johnson]." Jones declined to say who the starting safeties would be this season.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson favored

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:41:57 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys favor FS Matt Johnson to win the starting free safety job.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson designated to return

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:43:24 -0800

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) was placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list Saturday, Nov. 17. He can practice in six weeks, but only play in a game if the team makes the playoffs.

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Cowboys | Kevin Kowalski added to roster

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:05:12 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have activated C Kevin Kowalski (ankle) from the Physically Unable to Perform list. In a corresponding move, the team placed FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) on Injured Reserve.

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Cowboys | Three will sit out Week 11

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:40:37 -0800

Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and have been ruled out for Week 11.

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Cowboys | Five miss practice

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:36:15 -0800

Dallas Cowboys C Ryan Cook (knee), C Phil Costa (ankle), CB Mike Jenkins (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring) and DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Cowboys | Two not practicing

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:00:43 -0800

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) and C Phil Costa (ankle) are not practicing Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Cowboys | Six miss practice

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:15:46 -0800

Dallas Cowboys C Ryan Cook (knee), C Phil Costa (ankle), CB Mike Jenkins (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and FB Lawrence Vickers (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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Cowboys | Two players not practicing

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:59:18 -0800

Dallas Cowboys DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) are not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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Cowboys | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:07:56 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Dan Connor, OG David Arkin, RB DeMarco Murray, FS Matt Johnson, CB Mike Jenkins, C Phil Costa, DL Sean Lissemore inactive for Week 10.

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Cowboys | Three players to miss Week 10

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:45:00 -0800

Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 10.

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Cowboys | Five miss practice

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:15:28 -0800

Dallas Cowboys T Jay Ratliff (ankle), C Phil Costa (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), CB Mike Jenkins (back) and S Matt Johnson (hamstring) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Cowboys | Three not practicing

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 10:13:26 -0800

Dallas Cowboys DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), C Phil Costa (ankle) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Cowboys | Four miss practice

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:58:35 -0800

Dallas Cowboys T Jay Ratliff (ankle), C Phil Costa (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) and S Matt Johnson (hamstring) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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Cowboys | Three missing practice

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:11:11 -0800

Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle), FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) and C Phil Costa (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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Cowboys | Week 9 Inactives

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:13:16 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have declared WR Andre Holmes, SS Charlie Peprah, LB Dan Connor, RB DeMarco Murray, FS Matt Johnson, C Phil Costa, DL Sean Lissemore inactive for Week 9.

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Cowboys | Four players ruled out

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:13:28 -0700

Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), LB Dan Connor (hamstring) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and have been ruled out for Week 9.

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Cowboys | Five players do not practice

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:32:31 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (hamstring), C Phil Costa (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), LB Dan Connor (neck) and FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Cowboys | Five players not practicing

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:11:55 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Dan Connor (shoulder, neck), RB DeMarco Murray (foot), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) and C Phil Costa (ankle) are not taking part in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Cowboys | Six players do not practice

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:57:15 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (hamstring), C Phil Costa (ankle), DE Jason Hatcher (shin), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), LB Dan Connor (neck) and SS Matt Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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Cowboys | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:01:43 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have declared WR Andre Holmes, SS Charlie Peprah, RB DeMarco Murray, LB Kyle Wilber, FS Matt Johnson, C Phil Costa, DL Sean Lissemore inactive for Week 8.

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Cowboys | Three ruled out

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:50:06 -0700

Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (ankle), S Matt Johnson (hamstring) and DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 26, and are ruled out for Week 8.

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Cowboys | Three miss practice

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:27:18 -0700

Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (ankle), S Matt Johnson (hamstring) and DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) all missed practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

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Cowboys | Three players sit out practice

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:10:11 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (hamstring), C Phil Costa (ankle) and DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson could be headed for IR

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:46:54 -0700

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday, Oct. 22, that FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) might be headed for season-ending Injured Reserve if he does not shake his hamstring injury soon. Johnson was expected to play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, but he re-injured his hamstring in practice Friday, Oct. 19.

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Cowboys | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:47:46 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have declared P Chris Jones, WR Cole Beasley, OG David Arkin, RB DeMarco Murray, LB Kyle Wilber, FS Matt Johnson, DL Sean Lissemore inactive for Week 7.

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Cowboys | Matt Johnson aggravates injury

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:43:39 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury during practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is out indefinitely.

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Cowboys | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:48:49 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Anthony Spencer, P Brian Moorman, WR Cole Beasley, DL Marcus Spears, FS Matt Johnson, LB Orie Lemon, OG Ryan Cook inactive for Week 6.

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Cowboys | Seven probable

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:20:18 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright (neck), CB Morris Claiborne (illness), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 12, and are probable for Week 6.

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Cowboys | Six fully practice

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:16:41 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright (neck), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), T Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Cowboys | Six miss practice

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:15:18 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Alex Albright (neck), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), T Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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Cowboys | Two limited in practice

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:23:59 -0700

Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson (hamstring, back) and C Phil Costa (back) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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Cowboys | Week 4 Inactives

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:15:03 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Alex Albright, LB Anthony Spencer, P Chris Jones, DL Jay Ratliff, DL Kenyon Coleman, FS Matt Johnson, C Phil Costa inactive for Week 4.

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