Allen Hurns on being released by Cowboys: ‘Just wished they did this earlier’

Allen Hurns on being released by Cowboys: ‘Just wished they did this earlier’

Allen Hurns is no longer a part of the Cowboys’ organization.

Dallas, which is set to begin training camp later this week, wanted the 27-year-old wide receiver to take a pay cut and is reportedly planning to release him. Hurns discussed the situation Tuesday during a brief interview with NFL Network.

“I’m good,” Hurns said. “Just wished they did this earlier, they asked me for a pay cut Monday, (a) couple days before camp.”

Hurns signed a two-year deal, worth up to $12 million, with Dallas in March 2018. He caught 20 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in his first season with the team before suffering a serious leg injury against the Seahawks during the wild-card round. Hurns said he was 100% healed.

“No limitations,” Hurns said. “I was set to be full go for camp so I’m ready.”

The Cowboys have multiple options at wide receiver as they brought in veteran Randall Cobb this offseason and re-signed Tavon Austin.

“I’m very happy and very excited to be down in Dallas,” Cobb said last month, via USA Today’s Cowboys Wire . “I think it’s a great situation, and I look forward to this season.”

Dallas also has star Amari Cooper after acquiring him in a trade with the Raiders in October 2018.

The Cowboys will save about $5 million by cutting Hurns, according to ESPN. He spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jaguars.