Several Young Draft Picks Among Cowboys’ Cuts

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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.

Waived:

Juwann Bushell-Beatty

Jake Campos

Taryn Christion

Jordan Chunn

Chris Covington

Reggie Davis

Treston Decoud

Jalen Guyton

Nate Hall

Mitch Hyatt

Darius Jackson

Mike Jackson

Marcus Lucas

Lukayus McNeil

Donovan Olumba

Justin Phillips

Kyle Quiero

Kasey Redfern

Drew Scott

Shakir Soto

Ricky Walker

Mike Weber

Mike White

Cedrick Wilson

Daniel Wise

Ryan Yurachek

Released

George Iloka

Waived/Injured

Codey McElroy
Tyvis Powell

Jameill Showers

Reserve/PUP

Noah Brown

Reserve/Injured
Jalen Jelks

Jon’Vea Johnson

Daniel Ross

Chris Westry

Cody Wichmann

Reserve/Suspended

Robert Quinn

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