Cowboys release Rossum

It looked like a storybook ending to Allen Rossum's prolific career as a return specialist, but a hamstring injury derailed Rossum's time with his hometown team and he's now been released. The Cowboys have replaced Rossum, a Dallas Skyline High alum, on the roster with cornerback Cletis Gordon, who had a cup of coffee with the team earlier this season.

During his first and only kickoff return with the Cowboys, the 34-year-old Rossum injured his hamstring and never made it back to the field. Cowboys running back Felix Jones handled the kick-return duties Sunday against the Redskins, although one local report had suggested that Jones would no longer return kicks.

Jones averaged 22 yards on three returns against the Skins on Sunday. His longest was 32.