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Cowboys roster move: Donovan Olumba called up from practice squad giving team cornerback depth

Perhaps Byron Jones will sit in the regular-season finale.

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The Dallas Cowboys play what might be the last game of their season on Sunday, and like every team in the NFL they are banged up for it. America’s Team has injuries all over the place but notable ones include Tyron Smith, Antwaun Woods, and Byron Jones. We don’t know exactly who will or won’t play just yet, but we do know that the Cowboys are preparing and that we can potentially read into the moves they make.

On Saturday, it was reported that the team promoted cornerback Donovan Olumba to the practice squad (Josh Jones was released). Could they be without Byron Jones against Washington?

If Byron Jones is out then the Cowboys secondary will likely start with Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, a nice nod for the 2017 draftmates. Washington already ruled out wide receiver Terry McLaurin and while Case Keenum doesn’t exactly send chills down our spine, operating without your top cornerback is never fun.

Consider that if Jones does sit out Sunday’s game that it’s possible that we have seen him play his last down for the Cowboys. Jones will be a free agent this offseason.

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