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Dallas Cowboys stash two on injured reserve and release three to get down to 85-man roster limit

The Cowboys are now at 85 players on the roster.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys Minicamp Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

As part of a rule change this offseason all NFL teams had to drop from 90 to 85 players on their rosters by 4pm ET today, August 17th.

The time has come and gone and the Dallas Cowboys have abided by league rules. With half of their preseason games in the rearview mirror and two more left there are some things that are becoming more obvious than others, including which players are not for long as far as their standing with this team.

Dallas is dealing with a couple of injured players and it is important to remember that while an unlimited number of players can be brought back from injured reserve, if they are placed there before the regular season begins they are not eligible to come off. This makes carrying certain players a bit tricky.

The Cowboys have moved on from five players, although some will be sticking around:

Three of the five players were injured, including 2020 fourth-round pick Reggie Robinson. The cornerback suffered a toe injury that will keep him out for the remainder of the season.

The Cowboys also placed fullback Sewo Olonilua (neck) on IR as well. NFL rules state that players that go on injured reserve before the start of the season are not eligible for return at any point this year.

The Cowboys also placed rookie linebacker Anthony Hines on the waived/injured list, and outright released cornerback Kyron Brown and wide receiver Brennan Eagles.

This leaves the Cowboys roster at 85 players entering Saturday’s contest against the Houston Texans. A week from today the team will have to trim five more to get down to 80.

The Cowboys are stashing Reggie Robinson and Sewo Olonilua for the future. Perhaps they will contribute in 2022.

All the best to Anthony Hines, Kyron Brown, and Brennan Eagles.

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