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Dallas Releases CB Kevin Smith

September 14, 2000

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Dallas cornerback Kevin Smith was released by the Cowboys on Wednesday.

Smith spent the first three weeks of training camp with the Cowboys in Wichita Falls, Texas this summer before leaving the team to contemplate his retirement. He was put on the reserve-retired list Aug. 22, before the start of the regular season.

The 8-year veteran had battled injuries for the last few years, including a congenital degenerative disc in his back that plagued him in the Cowboys’ last two seasons.

A first-round draft pick in 1992 from Texas A&M, Smith earned three Super Bowl rings playing for Dallas.

``He has been such an integral part of the success that we’ve had here during his career,″ owner Jerry Jones said of Smith. ``It’s remarkable how he’s battled his injury situation and how he’s played.″

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