The business side of football was on full display on Tuesday as teams worked to trim rosters down to 53 players. No team worked harder than the Dallas Cowboys, though.
The Cowboys made a total of 28 roster moves to get to the 53-man limit on Tuesday. Most notably, they cut a total of 24 players, including quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci.
Dallas also placed defensive tackle Trysten Hill on the PUP and WR Noah Brown on the COVID-19 reserve list.
"The Cowboys announced they released McQuaide, Gilbert, safety Darian Thompson, cornerback Deante Burton, offensive tackle Eric Smith, tight end Jeremy Sprinkle and defensive tackle Justin Hamilton," wrote Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. "They waived receiver Johnnie Dixon, DiNucci, receiver Osirus Mitchell, receiver Reggie Davis, receiver Aaron Parker, safety Steven Parker, running back Brenden Knox, running back JaQuan Hardy, safety Tyler Coyle, fullback Nick Ralston, tight end Nick Eubanks, tight end Artayvious Lynn, defensive end Austin Faoliu, offensive tackle Isaac Alarcon, center Braylon Jones, receiver Brandon Smith and defensive end Ron’Dell Carter."
Following Tuesday's moves, the Cowboys now have just two quarterbacks on the roster, including Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush. It's likely Dallas adds either Garrett Gilbert or Ben DiNucci to the practice squad.
There have also been rumblings surrounding the Cowboys having interest in Cam Newton, who was released by the Patriots on Tuesday morning. He'd be a great backup for the Cowboys.
Dallas kicks off the 2021 season on Thursday, Sept. 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.