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5 Players Cut as Cowboys Work Towards Tuesday’s Deadline

While they have until 4:00 pm EST to reach the limit, the got to work Sunday with some early moves. Five players were waived or released yesterday and many more will suffer the same fate in the coming hours.

The most notable cut was QB , leaving and as the only in-house candidates to back up in 2022. While the 2020 7th-round pick showed some good things in the , DiNucci was still clearly bringing up the rear among the quarterbacks and wasn't expected to make the roster.

WR was an early hype magnet from but failed to shine in any of the Cowboys' three preseason games. His 6'6″ height and wingspan remain intriguing physical attributes but it appears that , , and other young prospects have passed him by for roster consideration.

Both DiNucci and Vasher remain strong candidates to be on Dallas' , which now allows up to 16 players after recent rule modifications.

Another potential practice squad member is DE Markaviest Bryant, who was also waived yesterday. Bryant showed some pass-rushing skills during the preseason with a sack against the Chargers and some good pressure at other times. But with Dallas already struggling to find space for a proven asset like , there wasn't much hope for a raw prospect.

Also among yesterday's waivers were two offensive linemen, C/G James Empey and OT Amon Simon. Both were undrafted this year who never stood out in the competition at their positions.

We're only getting started today as the Cowboys whittle down to the roster limit. While most of the moves will be releases or waivers like these, we could also see trades or players moved to to bring the count down.

We'll keep you up to speed on the impending flurry of activity as the Dallas Cowboys finalize their 2022 roster.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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