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Cowboys release injured FB Deon Anderson, activate TE Scott Chandler from practice squad

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.