Marvin Austin’s Cowboys career ends after one game

AP

Things have gotten so ridiculous for the Cowboys defensive line this year that even the injury replacements need injury replacements now.

The Cowboys waived-injured Marvin Austin Tuesday because of a back injury that would have kept him out a few weeks, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com

Austin, a former second-round pick of the Giants, played one game for the Cowboys. He was inactive Sunday against the Vikings after he coudn’t finish last Friday’s practice, and had an MRI Monday.

That leaves a vacant roster spot they’ll probably have to use on another defensive tackle, since they have just three on the roster and two of them are hurt. Jason Hatcher is dealing with a stinger and Nick Hayden has a back issue.

Drake Nevis, the other one, is presently buying more insurance.