FRISCO, Texas – This was always going to be a difficult round of cuts.
The talk all offseason has been about this deep Cowboys roster, and the tough decisions that awaited. This year’s cuts are evidence of that, as the organization parted ways with several recent draft picks – including two from this most recent draft.
Mike Jackson and Mike Weber headline this year’s roster moves, as the rookie draft picks fell short in their bid for the 53-man roster. Seventh-round draft pick Jalen Jelks was also moved to injured reserve, effectively ending his season.
They weren’t alone. The Cowboys also released Cedrick Wilson, Mike White, Chris Covington and Darius Jackson on Saturday afternoon. Noah Brown was also moved to the Physically Unable to Perform list while he continues to rehab a knee injury.
For those keeping score at home, that’s six recent draft picks released and two who are unavailable due to injury for a total of eight – three from the 2019 draft class, three from the 2018 draft class, one from 2017 and one from 2016.
The most notable non-draft pick to be cut this year is second-year corner Donovan Olumba, who enjoyed a productive preseason but could not quite crack the active roster.
Several of these players will likely make their way back to the Cowboys’ practice squad. But for the time being, here’s the full list of roster moves to get down to the 53-man limit.