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Cowboys release 2019 fifth-round pick, Sean Lee likely to start season on IR

Cowboys release 2019 fifth-round defensive end.

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As the Cowboys look to trim their roster down to 53 players, they have begun releasing bubble players ahead of Saturday’s deadline. On Thursday, the Cowboys released Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, a former first-round pick at a position of need. On Friday, the Cowboys released Joe Jackson, a 2019 fifth-round pick before the cut-down deadline.

Jackson, a defensive end out of Miami, saw action in five games last season, recording four total tackles at the defensive end position. With Bradlee Anae impressing in camp and with the addition of Everson Griffen and Aldon Smith, it was hard to see Jackson finding a roster spot with the Cowboys. The Cowboys would more than likely like to bring Jackson back to the practice squad if he can clear waivers.

They also waived a few other players as mentioned above, including running back Darius Anderson. The UDFA was a pet cat of some and was considered someone who stood an outside chance of making the roster before training camp began. He could also be a candidate for the practice squad.

Additionally Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is likely to start the season on IR. He has been injured all of camp and will need to work himself back into shape once he is healthy.

Fortunately the rules around the IR list this year are much more open.