Dallas Cowboys holdout running back Tony Dorsett says he has told team president Tex Schramm that the team should consider trading him before the regular season.

Schramm confirmed that Dorsett asked for the trade. "He keeps saying he's been embarrassed and that he might be better off somewhere else," Schramm said. "But I told him you don't just pull down the curtains on a bad experience because you're traded to another team."

If traded, Dorsett said he would prefer to play for Don Shula with the Miami Dolphins or the Pittsburgh Steelers, who play 20 miles from his hometown of Aliquippa, Pa.

Dorsett has been seeking to renegotiate his contract with the Cowboys and has been involved in a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over more than $400,000 in back taxes the IRS says he owes.

*Oilers: The team apparently has given up on signing its leading rusher of a year ago, Larry Moriarty, and two first-round draft picks, Ray Childress and Richard Johnson.

Childress is considering an offer from the USFL Memphis Showboats. Johnson, a cornerback from Wisconsin, is enrolling in graduate school. Moriarty, in a $100,000 option year, has been offered $300,000 a year for three years. He wants a deal similar to the four-year, $2.25 million contract signed by Mike Rozier.

*Eagles: Tackle Dean Miraldi is ready to end his 18-day holdout if the team will drop $18,000 in fines for his boycott, which the Eagles are thinking over, according to his agent, Dick Zlaket.

*Broncos: Reserve strong safety Randy Robbins will miss at least half of the season because of a broken forearm suffered in the first exhibition game.

*Jets: Waived kicker Phil Ellis, cornerback Derrick Franklin, punter Eric Kaifes, quarterback John McCarthy and center Tom Schaefer. Defensive back George Floyd and running back Ronny Cone were put on injured reserve.

*Chargers: Waived nine-year veteran safety Tim Fox, cornerback Bill Yancy and running back Bill White. All-USFL defensive lineman James Lockette, who had a fumble recovery and a sack in the preseason opener, tore knee ligaments in a scrimmage and will be out for the year.

*Buccaneers: Waived veteran running back James Owens, wide receivers Dwayne Dixon and Zach Thomas, defensive linemen Phil Darns, Carlton Gunn and Allen Dale Campbell, linebacker Willie Moore and defensive back Dave Burke.

*Patriots: Waived two free agents: wide receiver Bill Cowley and guard Nick Mullahey, leaving them with 89 players.

*Cardinals: Veteran wide receiver Pat Tilley signed a one-year contract and participated in his first practice.

*Lions: Announced they are negotiating a trade with the Dolphins that would sent holdout linebacker Garry Cobb to Miami for the rights to all-USFL wide receiver Anthony Carter. Cobb and the Dolphins have agreed to terms, the Lions' compensation is being discussed.

Placed eight players on waivers, including veteran offensive lineman Homer Elias, and signed former all-USFL linebacker James Harrell to a one-year contract.

*49ers: Coach Bill Walsh said second-year guard Guy McIntyre, who left camp for personal reasons 2 1/2 weeks ago, is expected to return late this week. Waived rookie linebacker Derek Bunch and second-year cornerback Gary Thompson.

*Packers: Center Larry McCarren, a 12-year veteran, retired because he was unable to recover from a neck injury suffered last season.