Cowboys Sign LB, Release Larry Allen Jr.


OXNARD, Calif. – The Cowboys used the off day to make their first roster shuffle of training camp.

The team worked out several linebackers on Wednesday morning, and they ultimately opted to re-sign Justin Phillips.

To make room on the roster, the Cowboys are releasing offensive guard Larry Allen Jr.

Allen's name stands out for obvious reasons. The son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and Cowboys Ring of Honor member Larry Allen, he was signed undrafted this past spring and went through OTAs and minicamp with the team.

With several linebackers already nursing injuries, the team chose to release Allen in favor of some additional depth.

Phillips was originally part of the Cowboys' undrafted free agent class, coming from Oklahoma State. He signed on in the spring an went through OTAs and minicamp, but he was released this summer to make room for fullback Ryan Yurachek.

Chris Covington has been limited by a hamstring injury in the first few days of camp, and Sean Lee sprained his knee earlier this week. Phillips should help offset that.

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