Sam Hurd an option to return now

SAN ANTONIO -- The Cowboys' decision to part ways with Roy Williams could open the door for the return of Sam Hurd. However, there could be some competition for the veteran wide receiver.

According to a source, Hurd received interest from a few teams Tuesday in addition to the Cowboys.

Hurd is looking for a chance to earn playing time as a wide receiver after spending most of his time with the Cowboys as a No. 4 or 5 wide receiver and special teams stalwart. Had Williams returned, Hurd almost assuredly would have signed somewhere else.

With Williams out of the picture, the Cowboys' No. 3 receiver spot behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant is currently a battle between Kevin Ogletree and rookie Dwayne Harris. Hurd has 45 catches for 630 yards and two touchdowns in his career but has never had more than 19 catches in a season. He finished second on the team with 21 special teams tackles.

Hurd knows the offense and all three wide receiver spots, which could make him more attractive to the Cowboys should they not look for another wideout on the open market.