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Sam Hurd sticks around, keeps salary

The most talked about player who was supposed to get released from the Cowboys' roster is still here in wide receiver Sam Hurd.

The Cowboys tried to work a trade for Hurd before cutting its roster down to 53 players on Saturday but came up empty.

So instead of releasing Hurd, the Cowboys decided to keep him.

"I was never nervous," Hurd said of possibly leaving the team. "If I don't control it, why worry about it. It was in God's hands."

Hurd said his agent, Ian Greengross, never approached him about taking a pay cut from the Cowboys and, as far as he knows, his salary of $1.759 million remains intact.

"I don't know what I would do, since I was never put in that situation," Hurd said of a potential paycut. "I don't know how to talk to my family about it."

A valued special teams member, Hurd is hopeful he can get more playing time on offense.

It seems the Cowboys' top three receivers are Miles Austin, Roy Williams and Dez Bryant. Kevin Ogletree and Hurd are expected to compete for more playing time after the club traded Patrick Crayton to San Diego on Friday for a seventh-round pick.

"Every special teams player in the league wants more time at his position," Hurd said. "I'm praying for it."