IRVING, Texas – A fourth-round pick in 2011,
Now it seems as if they never will. The Cowboys officially waived Arkin on Saturday to make room for rookie safety
The Cowboys were high on Hamilton, who even had a fifth-round grade on their draft board. When he went undrafted, they immediately signed him as a priority rookie free agent. He has spent the first seven weeks of the season on the Cowboys’ practice squad.
And if it works out of the Cowboys, Arkin could likely take his place there. Arkin has practice-squad eligibility and could get re-signed if he’s not claimed off waivers.
The Cowboys have been extremely patient with the development of Arkin, who played various positions in college at Missouri State. Arkin came to Dallas and played both guard and center. During training camp last year, he started three preseason games at center. He started two games at guard this year.
But when it came to playing in the game, the Cowboys have not put him out there on offense. Through the first seven games this year, he was inactive in all but one week.
Without Arkin, the Cowboys are down to just nine offensive linemen. They’ve usually been keeping only seven active for the games with
Cutting Arkin means the Cowboys now have just half of their 2011 draft class, which featured