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Report: Cowboys Release Safety Darian Thompson

The position, like every year with the , had a lot of eyes on it during the and . They added , , and to the roster in an attempt to sure up the third level of the .

Kearse along with rookie and veteran looked to secure reserve roles as Kazee and Hooker would compete for who would start opposite . On Tuesday, according to Michael Gehlken of the , the Cowboys released Thompson but may entertain his return to the team at some point.

Thompson is a former third-round pick of the in 2016. After only appearing in two games (one start) and producing just seven tackles as a rookie, Thompson started all 16 games in 2017. He registered 75 tackles, an interception, and six pass breakups.

After being waived by the Giants and spending a week on the Thompson was signed by the Cowboys on October 9, 2018. In 10 games, he only logged one defensive snap while getting 54 on . The next two seasons would see Thompson get much more work on defense as he registered 903 snaps and 11 starts. He amassed 88 tackles, an interception, four pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and 1.5 . Also, he continued to contribute on special teams with 483 snaps over that span.

Thompson's value is as a special teams ace and solid backup safety. Will that get him back on the Cowboys roster? Only time will tell.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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