The Dallas Cowboys reportedly released wide receiver Danny Coale, defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, offensive linemen Pat McQuistan and Daniel Loper and quarterback Rudy Carpenter on Friday.
Coale, a fifth-round pick, didn't do enough to set himself apart according to owner Jerry Jones, who made the comments on his weekly radio show on Friday.
Owusu-Ansah was back with the team, which drafted him in fourth round of the 2010 draft, as a safety and return specialist. He spent part of 2011 with the team before he was waived and joined with the Jaguars.
Carpenter, a strong-armed pocket passer from Arizona State, could join the practice squad. He was on the Cowboys' practice squad in 2009 before he was claimed by the Buccaneers.