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Cowboys CB Carr will have hand surgery


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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr will have surgery to repair a broken bone in his right hand, coach Jason Garrett said Saturday.

Surgery will be performed in Dallas on Monday, Garrett said. Carr was injured during practice Saturday.

Garrett indicated that Carr might be able to play with a cast, saying the injury was similar to the one suffered by running back DeMarco Murray last season — Murray did not miss a game.

Carr signed a five-year, $50 million deal with the Cowboys in 2012 and is scheduled to make $8 million this season.

In three years with the Cowboys, he has six interceptions — none in 2014.

He has 14 interceptions in seven years in the NFL, including four with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Also Saturday, wide receiver Dez Bryant was held out of practice with a minor hamstring injury suffered Friday. Bryant is not expected to participate in the scrimmage Sunday.

The Cowboys also made three roster moves Saturday, waiving linebackers Will Smith and Justin Anderson and signing guard Cody Clay.

Smith, 24, was a seventh-round pick in 2014 and spent time on Dallas’ practice squad.

Anderson, 24, spent most of 2014 on and off the New York Giants’ practice squad. He appeared in two games. The Cowboys waived him with an injury settlement.

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