Cowboys not tendering Phillip Tanner

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Dallas Cowboys won't extend a restricted free agent tender to running back Phillip Tanner, according to a league source.

That will make him an unrestricted free agent.

The decision is because of the Cowboys' overloaded salary cap.

Tanner has gained 242 career yards and scored two touchdowns.

He made the Cowboys after going undrafted out of Middle Tennessee State three years ago.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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