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Cowboys lose one of their 2019 draft picks to the Lions

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Cowboys 2019 draft pick gets a chance on the active roster of the Lions.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys-Training Camp Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys will travel to Detroit on November 17th to take on the Lions, and while they are there they can visit with one of their former players.

The Cowboys selected cornerback Mike Jackson in the fifth round of the 2019 draft and had stashed him on the practice squad this year. The Lions have now plucked Jackson off the Cowboys’ practice squad and put him on their active roster.

Jackson was waived by the Cowboys in their final cutdown back in September but was promptly brought back to the practice squad. He and Donovan Olumba were both serving time on the practice squad as depth for the Cowboys and being groomed for possible roles on the active roster in the future. Jackson has explosive physical traits and was once a rising star in college, but fell in the draft after a senior year at Miami that was considered a disappointment.

The Lions cut running back Paul Perkins to make room for Jackson.