FRISCO, Texas –The Cowboys have released veteran linebacker Justin Durant.
Durant, 32, signed a one-year deal with Dallas just before training camp for the second year in a row. He appeared in seven games (three starts) this season as a reserve linebacker, recording 14 tackles (three for loss).
A groin injury sidelined Durant for two games in October, and he sat out the Cowboys' recent three-game winning streak due to a concussion. He was a healthy inactive this past Sunday against Seattle.
The move creates an open roster spot as the Cowboys (8-7) enter the final week of the season. They'll return to practice Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's road game at Philadelphia.