Wilson missed his entire rookie season thanks to a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve. The 2018 sixth-round draft pick from Boise State never got an opportunity to show what he could bring to the offense. After a great training camp and preseason, it looked like he would possibly earn a spot on the team, but the Cowboys just couldn’t find room for him as they opted to keep Devin Smith instead. Smith only logged six offensive snaps last week against the New York Giants, and with a receiving group so loaded with talent at the top, it’s going to be hard to get on the field for these bench guys.
Wilson offers a little something in the return game which could be the reason he gets the call up. Tavon Austin has been ruled out of the game with the Washington Redskins with a concussion. The team still has Randall Cobb as their punt returner, but now Wilson can slide in and help out in that area if needed.
To make room for Wilson, the team released linebacker Chris Covington, who was just promoted to the roster a few days ago. As noted, he could be re-signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Cowboys waived LB Chris Covington in corresponding move, per team. Covington was promoted from practice squad Wednesday. He’s eligible to return to 10-man unit Monday if he clear waivers.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 14, 2019