It is time for training camp to (hopefully) begin as normally as it can for the Dallas Cowboys during the Covid-19 era. There are a lot of things for NFL teams to take into account as they prepare for the upcoming season, including football decisions. We have seen two Cowboys players make their own decisions as Maurice Canady and Stephen Guidry both reportedly intend to opt out of the season, but the organization will still need to do a bit more roster trimming to get down to the mandated 80-man roster deadline of August 16th.
The Dallas Cowboys are releasing running back Jordan Chunn
There aren’t exactly a ton of spots on the Cowboys roster for running backs not named Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard; there haven’t been any spots beyond Zeke for a few years now.
We know that Dallas generally likes to carry two running backs with a fullback and they are seemingly making that clear yet again. They reportedly informed Jordan Chunn that he is being released.
Cowboys informed RB Jordan Chunn of his release last night, source said. He was waived with a non-football injury designation; been dealing with minor knee injury. Chunn planned to compete during training camp. Part of transaction wave as Dallas trims from 90- to 80-man roster.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 28, 2020
Jordan Chunn joined the Cowboys two years ago after going undrafted. There have been those that thought he was capable of contributing to the roster, especially on special teams, but it appears as if that will not be the case.
Trimming the roster to get to 80 is clearly underway for the Cowboys. Welcome to training camp 2020.
Update: 12:00pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys are also waiving Garrett Marino.
The Cowboys will waive running back Jordan Chunn and defensive lineman Garrett Marino on Tuesday. Chunn, who spent most of the last two seasons on the practice squad, will be waived with a non-football injury designation and Marino with a non-football illness designation.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 28, 2020
So it goes.