Former Warrior Silva Cut By Dallas

September 27, 2012, 9:55 PM HST
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Former Kamehameha-Hawai`i and University of Hawai`i graduate Mana Silva has been cut by the Dallas Cowboys, a move that surprised many back home. The roster move was first reported by

Silva had made the Cowboys’ active roster in each of the first three games, accumulating three tackles this season. The former Warrior got opportunities to play at a safety position in the secondary, but spent most of his time on special teams duty.

Ironically, a special teams injury left Silva as the odd man out in “Big D.” Punter Chris Jones suffered a sprained knee and will miss the next several games, so the team signed Brian Moorman to replace him. Because Jones is not going on injured reserve, he still holds a spot on the 53-man roster, so Silva had to be moved in order for Moorman to join the team.

Silva previously was a practice squad member of the Baltimore Ravens before being released twice by them in 2011. The Cowboys picked Silva up toward the end of last season and placed him on the active roster. The Cowboys gave him a shot on the 53-man roster this season before letting him go Thursday.

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