The Dallas Cowboys have released injured fullback Deon Anderson to make room for tight end Scott Chandler from the practice squad.

The move Friday comes about a week after Anderson had surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus. The fourth-year pro played in 38 games, including 18 starts, in his first three seasons.

Anderson's replacement, rookie Chris Gronkowski, scored a touchdown last week against Chicago.

Chandler is the third tight end behind Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett. Witten was limited in practice this week after sustaining a head injury against the Bears.

Dallas plays at Houston on Sunday.