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Cowboys add more to practice squad, including WR Vince Mayle

Gus Johnson was among players the Cowboys added to the practice squad Tuesday. AP/Brandon Wade

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have one practice squad spot remaining after adding four more players officially on Tuesday.

The most significant name is wide receiver Vince Mayle, who was a fourth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns after a record-setting season at Washington State.

Mayle was among the Browns’ final cuts over the weekend after catching five passes for 52 yards in the preseason. He had surgery to repair a broken thumb after the draft and did not catch passes again until training camp started. He struggled in his return after catching 106 passes for 1,483 yards last season. In two seasons at Washington State he had 148 receptions for 2,022 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Mayle wasn’t the only Browns receiver castoff to land with the Cowboys. The team also added Rodney Smith, who has played in eight games in his career.

The Cowboys made official the signings of running back Gus Johnson, quarterback Kellen Moore and linebacker Joe Thomas after announcing the deals for safety Tim Scott, tackle John Wetzel, quarterback Jameill Showers and linebacker Dakorey Johnson on Monday.

Moore spent the first three years with the Detroit Lions with the first two coming under Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

“I think he had 53 starts in college and he won 50 of them – just a very, very productive player,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He knows how to win, knows how to play. Obviously, Scott was with him in Detroit and had a great experience there with him – someone he’s been very fond of and we’ve been fond of since he came out of school. He’s obviously not the biggest, the strongest, the fastest, the greatest arm – all of those things that some people get enamored with. But he’s a good football player at a really important position.”