August 13, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Cowboys' Cooper Rush (10) slides down against Cardinals' Ezekiel Turner (47) during the third quarter at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Patrick Breen-The Republic

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NFL roster cuts: Cowboys drop two QBs

Field Level Media is tracking the wave of roster cuts in the NFL with all 32 teams facing a 4 p.m. deadline Tuesday to reduce their 80-man rosters to 53.

Additional players can be added to the team’s practice squad.


In Dallas, Cooper Rush is the lone backup quarterback to Dak Prescott on the 53-man regular-season roster of the Cowboys.

Owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning on 105.3 FM in Dallas that Rush was more consistent and has the experience edge, which led to the team releasing competing backups Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci.

The Cowboys also released safety Darian Thompson. ESPN reported Thompson is a candidate to join the practice squad if he’s not claimed by another team.


–Field Level Media

Jun 10, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team running back Lamar Miller (35) carries the ball between Washington Football Team running back Payton Barber (25) and Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) during drills as part of minicamp at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NFL cuts: Tim Tebow, Lamar Miller let go

Tim Tebow’s comeback bid with the Jacksonville Jaguars ended when NFL teams trimmed their rosters from 90 to 85 on Tuesday.

Tebow was released along with four others in Jacksonville — wide receivers Josh Imatorbhebhe and Tim Jones, defensive tackle Daniel Ross and cornerback DJ Daniel — after attempting to return from a brief minor-league baseball career with the New York Mets.

First-year Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was allowing Tebow, a Heisman and national title winner at Florida under Meyer’s watch, to attempt a move to tight end.

–Running back Lamar Miller was released by the Washington Football Team.

Miller has played in only one regular-season game since 2018 due to injuries and was one of six running backs in training camp with Washington.

Another longtime NFL back, Alfred Morris, was released by the New York Giants.

–Field Level Media