After today, there will be several unemployed professional football players after NFL team’s trimmed their rosters done to 53 players on Saturday. Although they haven’t been involved with some of the bigger names now available, the Dallas Cowboys have certainly been active. Not only have they waived and released several of their own players, but the Cowboys have also added some that have been jettisoned from other teams. Three players, in fact. With a rumored fourth to come.On Saturday, the Cowboys traded a conditional 2015 seventh-round pick to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for second-year defensive end Lavar Edwards. The 6-4, 280 pound prospect was the Titans’ fifth round pick last year. In seven games, Edwards recorded a total of nine tackles and one pass defended in 2013. While at LSU, Edwards was the Tigers’ primary nickel pass rusher recording 26 tackles and 4.5 sacks during his senior year. He only made 15 career starts in college. Edwards will most likely be a situational pass rusher in Rod Marinelli’s defense.
During this weekend’s active waiver wire, the Cowboys were awarded just one player. The Cleveland Browns’ waived offensive guard Donald Hawkins. The rookie out of the University of Texas, who was a two-year starter for them, was an undrafted free agent that signed initially with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. After being cut last week by the Eagles, the Browns picked up Hawkins hoping to develop him on their practice squad. Instead, the 6-5, 310 pound versatile big man was picked up by Dallas and should compete for a back-up role on this Cowboys talented offensive line. In order to make room for Hawkins, offensive tackle John Wetzel was released.