Three spots open after Cowboys cut two

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys have three roster spots available before the team flies to Oxnard, Calif., on Friday for the opening of training camp after releasing tackle J.B. Shugarts and quarterback Dalton Williams.

Shugarts signed with the Cowboys at the end of May and went through the June minicamp. Williams, a Coppell, Texas, native, signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in April.

With last week’s release of fullback Lawrence Vickers, the Cowboys have 87 players on the roster but expect to fill the vacancies upon arrival in Oxnard. It is possible they could gain a fourth roster spot if Josh Brent's situation is clarified by the end of the week.

The Cowboys worked out several players (quarterbacks Alex Tanney, Kyle Padron and Chase Clement, and receivers Lavasier Tuinei, DeWayne Peace, Gino Crump, Devin Goda and Antoine Hicks) on Tuesday and could look to add one of the quarterbacks to fill in behind Tony Romo, Kyle Orton and Nick Stephens.