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Report: Cowboys release DL Justin Hamilton following trade for Michael Bennett

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Cowboys had to make a move for their new arrival.

NFL: AUG 14 Chiefs Training Camp Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It took about a week, but the Dallas Cowboys finally fully figured out the solution to their Tyrone Crawford problem.

The problem of course was Crawford’s injury. Dallas put him on injured reserve which means that he’s done for the season, and while there are many that like to assume Crawford doesn’t do anything, he has a specific role that the team values.

In an effort to quickly address Crawford’s absence the Cowboys had signed defensive lineman Justin Hamilton from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. Dallas has found impactful defensive linemen in that well before, it was worth re-visiting.

Ultimately though, Hamilton’s stay with the Cowboys was short-lived as the team traded with the New England Patriots on Thursday evening in order to acquire Michael Bennett. As a result the Cowboys are moving on from Hamilton.

Sometimes this is how the NFL roster-building process works. You bring in someone to address a problem, and ultimately you find a solution you like better afterwards. Dallas did that with Michael Bennett in hopes of him really helping their team.

The Cowboys are on bye this week, they visit the New York Giants in the final game of Week 9 on Monday Night Football.