NFC East champion Cowboys give Washington a gut punch, winning 56-14

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The Cowboys clinched the NFC East championship before they even kicked off against Washington, which won the title last season. For good measure, the Cowboys flexed their muscle against Washington, and the visitors disappeared quietly into the night as the home team celebrated with hats and T-shirts.

The Cowboys first beat up and then beat down Washington, winning 56-14. It was the biggest win by Dallas in the series. The Cowboys’ biggest previous victory was a 35-point margin, which came in a 38-3 victory in 1993. It tied for the second-most points in team history behind the 59 points Dallas scored in the 1968 season opener against Detroit.

The Cowboys moved to 11-4 and retained the No. 2 seed in the NFC behind Green Bay. Washington fell to 6-9 in losing its third consecutive game.

This one came by an early knockout as the Cowboys led 21-0 in the first quarter, 42-7 at halftime and 49-7 in the third quarter when Dallas pulled many of its starters.

Dak Prescott continued his dominance of Washington, passing for 330 yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters of work. He threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns in the first half, the most passing yards for a quarterback in the first half of a game this season.

Prescott is now 24-6 against the NFC East, including 9-1 against Washington.

The Cowboys had nine different players catch a pass and seven different players score. Ezekiel Elliott was the only player to score twice, getting touchdowns on a 5-yard reception and an 11-yard run.

The Cowboys scored six offensive touchdowns, including a 1-yard catch by offensive lineman Terence Steele, a defensive touchdown on a 40-yard interception return by defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence and a special teams touchdown on a blocked punt by Corey Clement that Chauncey Golston recovered in the end zone.

Backup quarterback Cooper Rush also threw a touchdown pass, going 2-for-3 for 70 yards.

Cowboys block a punt for a touchdown, lead 49-7

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The Cowboys have scored five offensive touchdowns. They have scored a defensive touchdown. Now, they’ve scored a special teams touchdown.

Running back Corey Clement blocked a Tress Way punt and Chauncey Golston recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. It is the third blocked punt for the Cowboys this season, tying the team record set in 1991.

With 6:06 remaining in the third quarter, the Cowboys lead 49-7.

The Cowboys’ biggest win over Washington was by 35 points, a 38-3 victory in 1993.

Gholston is the second defensive lineman to score for the Cowboys tonight. DeMarcus Lawrence had a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Offensive lineman Terence Steele caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott.

It’s the first time in team history the Cowboys have had an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman score in the same game.

Cowboys place Randy Gregory on injured reserve

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Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday morning that Randy Gregory would miss “multiple weeks” after the defensive end injured his calf at Wednesday’s practice. The Cowboys announced they placed Gregory on injured reserve Thursday afternoon, meaning Gregory will miss a minimum of three games.

The Cowboys play the Falcons, Chiefs and Raiders in their next three games.

Gregory has five sacks, tying for the team lead with Micah Parsons, and he leads the Cowboys with 20 quarterback pressures. He also has forced two fumbles and recovered one.

“I think he was probably one of our best players,” McCarthy said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “You could make the argument probably one of clearly our best players on defense. Yeah, very disruptive. Our team and our defensive players feed off his activity and yeah, definitely feel for him. He’s having a heck of a year. But he’s back in there this morning and he’ll attack his rehab just like he has attacked everything else.”

The team’s other starting defensive end, DeMarcus Lawrence, continues to rehab a broken foot that has kept him out since the season opener.

Tarell Basham, Dorance Armstrong, Chauncey Golston and Azur Kamara are the other defensive ends on the 53-player roster. Bradlee Anae, who has spent time on the active roster this season, and Breeland Speaks are on the practice squad.

The Cowboys could move Parsons to the edge, where he has played some this season.

McCarthy wasn’t saying what the Cowboys will do other than they will not seek outside help for now.

The Cowboys’ practice report stayed much the same, with receiver Amari Cooper (hamstring) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) limited and receiver CeeDee Lamb (ankle) full. Left tackle Tyron Smith (ankle) appears no closer to returning as he still is out of practice.

The Cowboys added defensive tackle Quinton Bohanna (illness) to the report as a non-participant, and cornerback C.J. Goodwin (illness) returned to practice. Punter Bryan Anger and long snapper Jake McQuaide practiced Thursday after sitting out a day earlier as a precaution with kicker Greg Zuerlein having tested positive for COVID-19.

Daniel Jones carted off after helmet-to-helmet hit

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Daniel Jones was carted off the field to the training room late in the second quarter.

The Giants quarterback tried to get around the edge on a designed run on third-and-goal from the 1 with 3:47 left until halftime. Jones tried to cut back inside and was met by Cowboys defenders Chauncey Golston and Jabril Cox short of the goal line.

Jones lowered his head as Cox arrived, taking a helmet-to-helmet hit that he initiated.

Jones remained on the ground before getting up, but he staggered as he tried to walk back to the huddle.

The medical staff immediately called for a cart.

Mike Glennon replaced Jones, and the Giants scored on fourth down on a 1-yard run by Devontae Booker. Booker replaced Saquon Barkley, who left with an ankle injury in the first quarter. Barkley was carted off and the team has ruled him out.

Jones was 5-of-13 for 98 yards before leaving.

The Giants and Cowboys are tied 10-10.

Cowboys won’t have Donovan Wilson for Monday Night Football

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Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson won’t play for a second consecutive week. He was doubtful with a groin injury.

His absence will give Jayron Kearse another opportunity.

The Cowboys listed Wilson among their inactives along with defensive end Dorance Armstrong (ankle), defensive tackle Carlos Watkins (knee), offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe (illness) and third quarterback Will Grier.

Defensive lineman Chauncey Golston, a third-round choice, will make his NFL debut tonight. It’s only his third time in pads since college.

The Eagles already had ruled out offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (knee) and safety Rodney McLeod (knee). Their other inactives are third quarterback Gardner Minshew, linebacker Davion Taylor (calf) and offensive guard Jack Anderson.

Andre Dillard will start for Mailata.

Running back Boston Scott (illness) will play.

No surprise inactives for Cowboys, Chargers

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The Cowboys and Chargers have no surprise inactives.

Dallas lists safety Donovan Wilson (groin), defensive end Chauncey Golston, offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe (illness) and quarterback Will Grier on its inactive list. The Cowboys, of course, won’t have either of their starting defensive ends with DeMarcus Lawrence on injured reserve and Randy Gregory on the COVID-19 reserve list.

The Chargers won’t have defensive back Chris Harris Jr. (shoulder), defensive lineman Justin Jones (calf), quarterback Easton Stick, offensive lineman Michael Schofield III, tight end Tre’ McKitty or running back Joshua Kelley.

Stick’s status means veteran Chase Daniel again will serve as the Chargers’ backup quarterback to Justin Herbert.

Cowboys add Damontae Kazee to injury report

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Since the Cowboys last took the field a week ago, receiver Michael Gallup has gone on injured reserve with a calf injury; the NFL has suspended right tackle La'el Collins five games; defensive end Randy Gregory has tested positive for COVID-19 and gone on the reserve list; defensive line coach Leon Lett tore a quadriceps at practice, requiring surgery; and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has gone to injured reserve after breaking a foot in practice.

When it rains, it pours.

On Thursday, the Cowboys added safety Damontae Kazee to the practice report with a thigh injury. They list him as limited in practice.

Cornerback Nahshon Wright, who missed Wednesday’s practice for personal reasons, returned to work Thursday.

Safety Donovan Wilson (groin) remained out, and defensive end Chauncey Golston (hamstring) again was a full participant.

DeMarcus Lawrence injured a foot at Wednesday’s practice

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Well, if you’re the Cowboys, this isn’t good news: The team listed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence as limited in Wednesday’s practice with a foot injury.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Lawrence injured his foot in practice. He adds that the team is evaluating the injury, so the severity is unclear.

The Cowboys already are without starting defensive end Randy Gregory, who is on the COVID-19 list. Gregory tested positive for the virus but is vaccinated, so the Cowboys have not ruled him out yet. But Mike McCarthy sounded pessimistic about having Gregory for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

“If you look at the history, it’s been 10 days pretty much everybody we’ve dealt with in the COVID protocol,” McCarthy said, via Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press. “We’ll just see how it goes.”

Safety Donovan Wilson (groin) and cornerback Nashon Wright (personal) did not practice Wednesday. Defensive end Chauncey Golston (hamstring) was a full participant.

Wilson played 55 snaps Thursday night against the Bucs and aggravated his previous injury, McCarthy said.

“It’s just not where we thought it would be or hoped it would be,” McCarthy said. “We’re just being smart with it.”

Malik Hooker, Ke’Shawn Vaughn among inactives for Thursday Night Football

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The Cowboys won’t have right guard Zack Martin, who is on the COVID-19 reserve list after testing positive for the virus. The Bucs won’t have safety Jordan Whitehead, whom they ruled out Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

Both teams had every other player available to them otherwise.

The Cowboys made quarterback Will Grier, safety Malik Hooker, safety Israel Mukuamu, defensive end Azur Kamara, linebacker Luke Gifford, defensive end Chauncey Golston and wide receiver Noah Brown inactive for tonight’s season opener in Tampa.

Safety Chris Cooper, receiver Jaelon Darden, defensive lineman Khalil Davis, offensive lineman Nick Leverett, quarterback Kyle Trask and running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn joined Whitehead on the Bucs’ inactive list.

As Greg Auman of reports, Tampa Bay has only six newcomers who were not part of last year’s Super Bowl team active tonight — four rookies, running back Giovani Bernard and cornerback Dee Delaney.

Cowboys add long snapper Jake McQuaide to their injury report


The Cowboys held a walk-through practice Tuesday, so their injury report was an estimation. The only change was the addition of long snapper Jake McQuaide.

McQuaide was a full participant with a foot injury.

Swing tackle Ty Nsekhe (foot) remained the only player who was limited.

Defensive end Chauncey Golston (hamstring), quarterback Dak Prescott (right shoulder), defensive end Tarell Basham (ankle), cornerback C.J. Goodwin (hamstring), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (back) and safety Donovan Wilson (groin) had full practices again Tuesday. That bodes well for their availability for Thursday night’s opener against the Buccaneers.

Dak Prescott, La’el Collins are full practice participants

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The Cowboys offensive line was hit hard by injuries last season, with Pro Bowlers Zack Martin, La'el Collins and Tyron Smith missing a combined 36 starts. Their return to health was supposed to be a reason for optimism for the Cowboys this season.

But Martin likely will miss the season opener after testing positive for COVID-19. The right guard is fully vaccinated, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports, and will have to generate negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart before he can return.

“I would say he’s as close to being out as you could possibly rule out,” coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, via Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press. “There’s a protocol. We will follow the protocol to the game.”

The Cowboys are expected to have Connor McGovern start in Martin’s spot.

The good news for the Cowboys, though, is Collins went through a full practice Monday, according to the team’s practice report. He missed practice time recently while dealing with stingers.

“I thought he practiced well [Sunday]. I was pleased,” McCarthy said. “I like the work that LC put on film.”

Swing tackle Ty Nsekhe (foot) and defensive end Chauncey Golston (hamstring) were the only players limited Monday.

Quarterback Dak Prescott (right shoulder) was among the six players the Cowboys listed as full participants. Defensive end Tarell Basham (ankle), cornerback C.J. Goodwin (hamstring), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (back) and safety Donovan Wilson (groin) also had full practices.

Prescott did not play in the preseason. The last snap he’s taken against another team came on Oct. 11 when he fractured and dislocated his right ankle.

UPDATE 4:09 PM ET: The Cowboys corrected their practice report. The initial report had Golston as a full practice participant. The updated version has Golston as limited.

PFT’s 2021 NFC 53-man roster cuts tracker

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[Editor’s note: We’re keeping track of the moves as NFC teams make them this weekend, as they have to get to their 53-man roster limit by Tuesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. Check back throughout the coming days as we update all the moves.]


Released quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Waived quarterback Ben DiNucci. Announced they released long snapper Jake McQuaide, quarterback Garrett Gilbert, safety Darian Thompson, cornerback Deante Burton, offensive tackle Eric Smith, tight end Jeremy Sprinkle and defensive tackle Justin Hamilton; waived receiver Johnnie Dixon, quarterback Ben DiNucci, receiver Osirus Mitchell, receiver Reggie Davis, receiver Aaron Parker, safety Steven Parker, running back Brenden Knox, running back JaQuan Hardy, safety Tyler Coyle, fullback Nick Ralston, tight end Nick Eubanks, tight end Artayvious Lynn, defensive end Austin Faoliu, offensive tackle Isaac Alarcon, center Braylon Jones, receiver Brandon Smith and defensive end Ron’Dell Carter; placed defensive tackle Trysten Hill on the reserve/physically unable to perform list; placed receiver T.J. Vasher on the reserve/non-football injury list; placed receiver Noah Brown on the COVID-19 reserve list; and activated defensive end Chauncey Golston from the active/physically unable to perform list.

New York Giants

Linebacker Ryan Anderson was suspended for six games. Traded defensive tackle B.J. Hill to Cincinnati for center Billy Price. Acquired offensive lineman Ben Bredeson in trade with Baltimore. Released running back Corey Clement, edge rusher Ifeadi Odenigbo, offensive linemen Chad Slade, Jonotthan Harrison and Kenny Wiggins; linebacker Ryan Anderson; defensive lineman Willie Henry and long snapper Casey Kreiter. Waived quarterback Brian Lewerke; wide receivers David Sills, Damion Willis and Matt Cole; tight ends Nakia Griffin-Stewart and Jake Hausmann; running back Sandro Platzgummer; offensive linemen Jackson Barton, Jake Burton and Brett Heggie; defensive linemen David Moa, Willie Henry and Elijah Qualls; linebackers Devante Downs and Niko Lalas; and defensive backs Madre Harper, Chris Johnson and Jordyn Peters. Placed offensive lineman Ted Larsen and wide receivers Alex Bachman and Austin Mack on injured reserve. Placed cornerback Aaron Robinson on PUP list.


Traded a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick to the Jaguars for quarterback Gardner Minshew and waived quarterback Nick Mullens. Waived running back Elijah Holyfield, tight end Cary Angeline, defensive end JaQuan Bailey, wide receiver Marken Michel, and linebacker Rashad Smith. Traded offensive lineman Matt Pryor to Indianapolis. Released running back Jordan Howard, tight end Richard Rodgers, safety Andrew Adams, tackle Le'Raven Clark, defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, and cornerback Kevon Seymour; placed safety Blake Countess on injured reserve; placed defensive tackle T.Y. McGill on COVID-19 reserve list; waived wide receiver Travis Fulgham, safety Grayland Arnold, offensive lineman Kayode Awosika, wide receiver John Hightower, running back Jason Huntley, cornerback Michael Jacquet, cornerback Craig James, defensive end Matt Leo, guard Sua Opeta, wide receiver Andre Patton, offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher, safety Elijah Riley, linebacker JaCoby Stevens, and defensive tackle Raequan Williams.


Released running back Peyton Barber. Waived receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden. Waived or released quarterback Steven Montez, guard Beau Benzschawel, defensive end William Bradley-King, wide receiver Tony Brown, center Keith Ismael, cornerback Danny Johnson, linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk, defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence, safety Cole Luke, guard Wes Martin, linebacker David Mayo, cornerback Jimmy Moreland, linebacker Jared Norris, safety Jeremy Reaves, defensive end Bunmi Rotimi, tackle David Sharpe, tackle David Steinmetz, cornerback Linden Stephens, center Jon Toth, linebacker Joe Walker, running back Jonathan Williams, tight end Caleb Wilson, defensive tackle Daniel Wise, defensive tackle Gabe Wright, and wide receiver Isaiah Wright.


Released wide receiver Riley Ridley. Released cornerback Desmond Trufant. Placed running back Tarik Cohen on the PUP list. Waived or released cornerback Thomas Graham and wide receiver Dazz Newsome, defensive tackle Daniel Archibong, wide receiver Isaiah Coulter, guard Dieter Eiselen, guard Arlington Hambright, tight end Scooter Harrington, kicker Brian Johnson, wide receiver Jon'Vea Johnson, linebacker Sam Kamara, wide receiver Chris Lacy, defensive tackle LaCale London, running back Ryan Nall, running back Artavis Pierce, defensive back Tre Roberson, defensive back Dionte Ruffin, linebacker Charles Snowden, defensive back Teez Tabor, linebacker James Vaughters, tackle Tyrone Wheatley, cornerback Artie Burns, defensive back Marqui Christian, defensive tackle Mike Pennell, and center Adam Redmond.


Released wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Waived safety Alijah Holder. Waived cornerback Mike Ford, offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby, wide receiver Victor Bolden, wide receiver Damion Ratley, defensive tackle Miles Brown, offensive lineman Evan Heim, and offensive lineman Dan Skipper. Acquired wide receiver Trinity Benson in a trade with Denver. Released kicker Randy Bullock, kicker Zane Gonzalez, cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, receiver Geronimo Allison, and cornerback Corn Elder. Waived linebacker Tavante Beckett, linebacker Rashod Berry, safety Jalen Elliott, defensive tackle Bruce Hector, guard Tommy Kraemer, tight end Alize Mack, receiver Javon McKinley, running back Dedrick Mills, offensive tackle Darrin Paulo, running back Craig Reynolds, receiver Sage Surratt, linebacker Jahlani Tavai, and tight end Brock Wright. Placed defensive end Jason Cornell on injured reserve.

Green Bay

Placed tackle David Bakhtiari on the PUP list. Announced they cut punter JK Scott, receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson, receiver Reggie Begelton, quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Ben Braden, offensive lineman Jacob Capra, offensive lineman Coy Cronk, cornerback Stephen Denmark, cornerback Kabion Ento, cornerback Rojesterman Farris, safety Innis Gaines, linebacker Tipa Galeai, linebacker De’Jon Harris, receiver Damon Hazelton, tight end Bronson Kaufusi, defensive lineman Carlo Kemp, kicker JJ Molson, defensive lineman Willington Previlon, linebacker Delontae Scott, running back Patrick Taylor, safety Christian Uphoff, offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen, linebacker Ray Wilborn, running back Dexter Williams and receiver Juwann Winfree; placed offensive tackle David Bakhtiari on reserve/physically unable to perform; and placed tight end Jace Sternberger on reserve/suspended.


Waived running back Ito Smith, defensive tackle Zeandae Johnson and center Cohl Cabral. Announced they released pass rusher Everson Griffen, running back Ameer Abdullah, long snapper Andrew DePaola, offensive guard Dakota Dozier and cornerback Tye Smith; waived offensive tackle Zack Bailey, fullback Jake Bargas, linebacker Tuf Borland, quarterback Jake Browning, tight end Zach Davidson, safety Myles Dorn, offensive guard Kyle Hinton, defensive end Hercules Mata'afa, receiver Myron Mitchell, cornerback Parry Nickerson, receiver Whop Philyor, running back A.J. Rose, Jr., defensive end Kenny Willekes and tight end Shane Zylstra; and waived/injured receiver Chad Beebe, safety Luther Kirk, offensive guard Dru Samia and quarterback Nate Stanley.


Released defensive lineman Eli Ankou, wide receiver Trevor Davis, and running back D'Onta Foreman; waived cornerback Delrick Abrams, offensive lineman Willie Beavers, defensive lineman Zac Dawe, linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, wide receiver Juwan Green, running back Caleb Huntley, safety Dwayne Johnson, linebacker Kobe Jones, offensive lineman Sam Jones, punter Dom Maggio, offensive lineman Ryan Neuzil, wide receiver Antonio Nunn, safety JR Pace, tight end John Raine, wide receiver Chris Rowland, offensive lineman Joe Sculthorpe, linebacker Tuzar Skipper, defensive lineman Chris Slayton, offensive lineman Kion Smith, linebacker Erroll Thompson, tight end David Wells, and cornerback Chris Williamson; placed offensive lineman Matt Gono on the PUP list; and placed tight end Parker Hesse on the COVID-19 reserve list.


Waived kicker Joey Slye. Waived tackle Martez Ivey, receiver Ishmael Hyman, linebacker Paddy Fisher, and linebacker Jonathan Celestin; waived/injured running back Darius Clark; and released safety Doug Middleton. Acquired defensive end Darryl Johnson in trade with Buffalo. Waived quarterback Will Grier, wide receiver Omar Bayless, running back Spencer Brown, defensive lineman Frank Herron, offensive lineman Mike Horton, cornerback Jalen Julius, wide receiver Keith Kirkwood, linebacker Christian Miller, offensive lineman Aaron Monteiro, wide receiver C.J. Saunders, tight end Stephen Sullivan, and offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg; and released linebacker Josh Bynes. Released cornerback Rashaan Melvin; waived safety Kenny Robinson and running back Reggie Bonnafon; and placed rookie long snapper Thomas Fletcher on injured reserve. Waived running back Rodney Smith.

New Orleans

Released running back Devonta Freeman. Released quarterback Trevor Siemian but plan to re-sign him. Announced they released fullback Alex Armah, offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch, running back Devonta Freeman, receiver Chris Hogan, defensive back Natrell Jamerson, offensive tackle Jordan Mills, cornerback KeiVarae Russell, quarterback Trevor Siemian, defensive tackle Damion Square, offensive guard J.R. Sweezy and receiver Kevin White; waived receiver Kawaan Baker, defensive lineman Josiah Bronson, defensive back Eric Burrell, cornerback Grant Haley, defensive tackle Albert Huggins, offensive lineman Derrick Kelly, defensive lineman R.J. McIntosh, linebacker Wynton McManis, cornerback Bryan Mills, center Christian Montano, linebacker Shaq Smith, defensive back Deuce Wallace, receiver Easop Winston and tight end Ethan Wolf; placed defensive tackle David Onyemata on the reserve/suspended list; and placed receiver Michael Thomas on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Tampa Bay

Released cornerback Antonio Hamilton. Announced they waived cornerback Chris Wilcox, offensive tackle Jake Benzinger, receiver Cyril Grayson, safety Javon Hagan, outside linebacker Ladarius Hamilton, offensive guard Jonathan Hubbard, tight end Tanner Hudson, receiver Travis Jonsen, cornerback Herb Miller, tight end Codey McElroy, outside linebacker Elijah Ponder, defensive lineman Benning Potoa’e, defensive lineman Kobe Smith and offensive lineman Brandon Walton; released tight end Jerell Adams, quarterback Ryan Griffin, cornerback Antonio Hamilton, linebacker Joe Jones, defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter, receiver Jaydon Mickens and running back C.J. Prosise; waived/injured offensive tackle Brad Seaton; and placed receiver Justin Watson on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.


Waived receiver KeeSean Johnson, offensive lineman Shaq Calhoun, running back Tavien Feaster, center Michal Menet, defensive lineman Cam Murray, cornerback Picasso Nelson, receiver A.J. Richardson, linebacker Evan Weaver, punter Ryan Winslow, and linebacker Bryson Young. Placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on injured reserve. Placed Malcolm Butler on the reserve/retired list. Waived or released receiver Andre Baccellia, safety Chris Banjo, receiver Greg Dortch, linebacker Kylie Fitts, offensive lineman Sean Harlow, defensive lineman Margus Hunt, offensive lineman Koda Martin, defensive lineman Josh Mauro, tight end Bernhard Seikovits, tight end Ross Travis, linebacker Reggie Walker, cornerback Jace Whittaker, safety James Wiggins, safety Shawn Williams, and cornerback Daryl Worley. Waived/injured offensive lineman Marcus Henry.

Los Angeles Rams

Waived defensive back Troy Warner, defensive back Brontae Harris, wide receiver Jeremiah Haydel, guard Jeremiah Kolone, guard Jordan Meredith, and defensive back Donovan Olumba. Traded punter Corey Bojorquez to the Packers. Waived receiver Landen Akers, running back Otis Anderson, defensive tackle Eric Banks, tight end Kendall Blanton, offensive tackle Chandler Brewer, defensive lineman Earnest Brown, defensive tackle Marquise Copeland, defensive end John Daka, defensive back Dont’e Deayon, defensive back Jake Gervase, defensive back Tyler Hall, receiver Trishton Jackson, linebacker Micah Kiser, receiver J.J. Koski, linebacker Justin Lawler, defensive back Kareem Orr, linebacker Christian Rozeboom, and offensive tackle Max Pircher. Waived/injured running back Xavier Jones.

San Francisco

Waived/injured wide receiver Richie James, signed wide receiver River Cracraft. Traded linebacker Jonas Griffith to Denver. Released safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, receiver Travis Benjamin, offensive lineman Jake Brendel, running back Wayne Gallman, cornerback Dontae Johnson, offensive lineman Senio Kelemete, tight end Jordan Matthews, tight end MyCole Pruitt, quarterback Nate Sudfeld, and defensive lineman Eddie Yarbrough. Waived defensive lineman Alex Barrett, receiver River Cracraft, defensive lineman Darrion Daniels, offensive lineman Alfredo Gutierrez, safety Jared Mayden, offensive lineman Colton McKivitz, cornerback Alexander Myres, offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley, linebacker Elijah Sullivan, and receiver Nsimba Webster. Placed defensive back Tarvarius Moore and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. on the PUP list. Placed offensive tackle Shon Coleman on injured reserve. Placed defensive lineman Jordan Willis on the reserve/suspended list.


Released defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, safety Damarious Randall, and guard Justin Simmons. Waived defensive tackle Myles Adams, tight end Ian Bunting, tackle Tommy Champion, safety Aashari Crosswell, linebacker Aaron Donkor, guard Greg Eiland, wide receiver Aaron Fuller, wide receiver Penny Hart, cornerback Gavin Heslop, defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt, guard Jared Hocker,  wide receiver Cade Johnson, running back Josh Johnson, guard Pier-Olivier Lestage, center Brad Lundblade, tight end Tyler Mabry, safety Joshua Moon, cornerback John Reid, linebacker Jon Rhattigan, wide receiver Darece Roberson Jr., cornerback Will Sunderland, tight end Cam Sutton, wide receiver Cody Thompson, wide receiver Travis Toivonen, wide receiver Connor Wedington, and linebacker Lakiem Williams.

Cowboys make 28 moves to reach 53-player roster limit

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The Cowboys released veteran long snapper Jake McQuaide, leaving them without one, but only briefly. They plan to re-sign McQuaide after making more moves Wednesday.

The team cut 24 players Tuesday, including quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci, to reach the NFL’s 53-player roster limit.

The Cowboys announced they released McQuaide, Gilbert, safety Darian Thompson, cornerback Deante Burton, offensive tackle Eric Smith, tight end Jeremy Sprinkle and defensive tackle Justin Hamilton. They waived receiver Johnnie Dixon, DiNucci, receiver Osirus Mitchell, receiver Reggie Davis, receiver Aaron Parker, safety Steven Parker, running back Brenden Knox, running back JaQuan Hardy, safety Tyler Coyle, fullback Nick Ralston, tight end Nick Eubanks, tight end Artayvious Lynn, defensive end Austin Faoliu, offensive tackle Isaac Alarcon, center Braylon Jones, receiver Brandon Smith and defensive end Ron’Dell Carter.

Defensive tackle Trysten Hill reverted to the reserve/physically unable to perform list. He will miss at least the first six weeks of the season, per NFL rules. It’s the same timeline for receiver T.J. Vasher, who reverts to the reserve/non-football injury list.

The Cowboys placed receiver Noah Brown on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Defensive end Chauncey Golston, who spent camp on the active/physically unable to perform list, passed his physical and counts toward the 53.

The Cowboys have several candidates who are eligible to go on injured reserve after Tuesday, allowing them to return this season. Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore (elbow), tight end Sean McKeon (ankle) and offensive tackle Josh Ball (ankle) all have injuries that could keep them out a few games.

The team still has four players on the COVID-19 reserve list in receiver CeeDee Lamb, guard/center Connor Williams, defensive tackle Carlos Watkins and safety Damontae Kazee.

Dak Prescott, DeMarcus Lawrence among 16 Cowboys not traveling with team

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The Cowboys will play in the NFL’s first preseason game since 2019 on Thursday against the Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game, but 16 of their players will not be making the trip Canton, Ohio this week.

Quarterback Dak Prescott is on that list. It never seemed likely that Prescott would play after he strained a muscle in his right shoulder last week and head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed it when saying the team’s going to be “more conservative” when it comes to dealing with the injury.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will also be staying home. He’s just off the physically unable to perform list after having offseason back surgery and will have to wait for a return to game action.

Wide receiver Amari Cooper, defensive end Chauncey Golston, defensive tackle Trysten Hill, and kicker Greg Zuerlein remain on the PUP list and will remain at Cowboys camp. Wide receiver T.J. Vasher will do the same as he is on the non-football injury list.

Left tackle Tyron Smith and right guard Zack Martin are also out for Thursday along with tackle Josh Ball, linebacker Francis Bernard, cornerback C.J. Goodwin, safety Malik Hooker, tight end Blake Jarwin, and cornerback Jourdan Lewis.

Cowboys activate DeMarcus Lawrence from PUP

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The Cowboys activated defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence off the active/physically unable to perform list Tuesday.

Lawrence passed his physical and can begin working into practice, though he continued his work with the team’s director of rehabilitation, Britt Brown, during Tuesday’s practice.

Lawrence underwent postseason surgery on his back. It was the third back surgery for Lawrence, but the Cowboys are unconcerned about Lawrence’s outlook for the season.

Lawrence, 29, has not had double-digit sacks since 2018 and made only 11.5 sacks the past two seasons combined.

Receiver Amari Cooper (ankle), defensive tackle Trysten Hill (knee) and defensive end Chauncey Golston (hamstring) remain on the team’s active/physically unable to perform list.