FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys continue to make roster cuts ahead of Saturday's 3 p.m. (Central) deadline, waiving 2019 fifth-round pick Joe Jackson, undrafted rookie running back Darius Anderson, tight end Cole Hikutini and guard Cody Wichmann.
Jackson appeared in five games as a rookie defensive end last season, recording five tackles and two quarterback pressures in 72 defensive snaps. But this year's defensive line depth chart has gotten more crowded with the free-agent signings of veterans Aldon Smith and Everson Griffen.
Jackson, Anderson, Hikutini and Wichmann were competing for backup spots on the final roster. Anderson originally signed in May as a rookie free agent out of North Texas. Hikutini and Wichmann spent time on the Cowboys' practice squad last season.
The Cowboys began reducing the 80-man training camp roster on Wednesday. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, wide receiver Devin Smith and center Adam Redmond have been released. Offensive tackle Pace Murphy, tight end Charlie Taumoepeau and quarterback Clayton Thorson have been waived. The club also waived/injured offensive tackles Mitch Hyatt and Wyatt Miller; both players have since moved to reserve/injured, according to the NFL's transactions list.