The Cowboys announced Sunday evening that they released Holland and claimed Fiammetta off waivers from the Carolina Panthers. The club did not announce the signing of offensive guard Derrick Dockery, but his agent said earlier in the day that Dockery and the Cowboys have agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
Once the Dockery deal becomes official, the Cowboys will have to cut another player.
The 6-foot-6, 325-pound Dockery, a Garland Lakeview Centennial and Texas product who started 111 games in eight seasons, will take Holland’s place as a veteran reserve guard. He was cut by the Washington Redskins in March. Seventh-round pick Bill Nagy earned the starting job at left guard while Holland, who reported in poor condition, missed most of training camp and the preseason with a sore back.
Fiammetta is the lone fullback on the roster, but the Cowboys will have a pair of fullbacks on the practice squad, seventh-round pick Shaun Chapas and converted linebacker Isaiah Greenhouse. The Cowboys have also agreed to put receivers Teddy Williams and Andre Holmes, linebacker Orie Lemon, safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and cornerback Mario Butler on the practice squad.
The Cowboys hoped to put fifth-round pick Josh Thomas on the practice squad, but the Panthers claimed the rookie cornerback on waivers. Fullback Chris Gronkowski (Colts) and safety Andrew Sendejo (Jets) are other Cowboys cuts who were claimed on waivers.