Dallas Cowboys 2021: Final 53-man roster cuts tracker (updated)

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, CEO Stephen Jones, owner Jerry Jones (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, CEO Stephen Jones, owner Jerry Jones (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Following their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys completed their preseason and now prepare for their regular-season opener against the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Thursday, Sept. 9.

But there’s some house cleaning to do first as the Cowboys must now go about the business of trimming their 80-man roster down to just 53-players by this Tuesday as mandated by the NFL.

Below we’ll provide an updated list of names that have either been reportedly waived and sent to the waiver wire or outright released as free agents to help Dallas get down to just 53 by the deadline.

List of players the Dallas Cowboys have reportedly cut so far …

Previous Releases per NFL.com

  • Brennan Eagles, WR
  • Anthony Hines, LB
  • Kyron Brown, CB
  • Hunter Niswander, P
  • Lirim Hajrullahu, K

The above list will be updated throughout the next couple of days as news trickles in about which players have been waived or released. So check back to this post often to see which new names have been added.

An important aspect to remember this year is the impact the Reserve/Covid-19 list will have on the not-so-final 53-man roster. As ESPN’s Todd Archer explains below, any player on this list doesn’t count towards the final 53.

This should allow the Cowboys to do some maneuvering in the next couple of days including the ability to keep injured players on the initial 53-man roster for Tuesday and send them to Injured Reserve the following day. Also, expect the below names to slowly be added to the 53-man roster and a corresponding move to follow.

4 players the Cowboys should sign if they’re cut this week. light. Hot

Final cuts also give NFL teams an opportunity to improve their rosters with hundreds of players either hitting the waiver wire or becoming instant free agents. And the Dallas Cowboys could certainly be looking to do just that. A couple of positions to watch for potential additions from other teams include backup quarterback, swing tackle, and defensive tackle.