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.
Lions signed CB Mike Jackson Sr. off the Cowboys’ practice squad, they announced today. More opportunity for playing time there for rookie fifth-round pick. Donovan Olumba is now only CB on Dallas practice squad.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 30, 2019
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.