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LB Knox Waived; Newhouse "44Strong" Foundation Promoting Heart Health

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys continued to churn the back end of their 90-man roster by waiving linebacker Kyle Knox on Friday, three days after signing him.

The cut currently puts the team at 89 players, and they'll likely sign a replacement for next week's third and final round of OTAs.

The Cowboys signed Knox in part for practice depth with three of their top linebackers missing time for injury or precautionary reasons. Rolando McClain is rehabbing from a recent knee scope. Sean Lee is healthy but the team is monitoring his reps returning from knee surgery. Anthony Hitchens (hamstring) was back for Wednesday's open OTA session after sitting out the first open session.

Knox had previously spent time with three NFL teams, most recently the Saints, since going undrafted in 2012.

Newhouse "44Strong" Foundation Promoting Heart Health

Rodd Newhouse, the son of late Cowboys great Robert Newhouse, has organized a HeartStrong 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run promoting heart health on Sunday, June 14 at Taste of Dallas in Fair Park.

Last July, Robert Newhouse passed away at the age of 64 after battling heart disease. The 44Strong Foundation was established in his honor.

Newhouse played 12 seasons for the Cowboys (1972-83) and worked for many years in the organization following retirement. He helped Dallas win Super Bowl XII by becoming the first running back to throw for a touchdown in the big game.

The HeartStrong 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. on June 14. Proceeds benefit the 44Strong Foundation and the American Heart Association. To register, visit


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