NFL News : Cowboys cut LB just 2 weeks after trading for him

Cowboys cut LB just 2 weeks after trading for him

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The Dallas Cowboys have released outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott just two weeks after acquiring him from the Green Bay Packers. 

The move was likely made in order to make room for the return of Damontre' Moore to the active roster, writes CBS Sports. Moore has now completed his two-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy. The suspension stemmed from his December arrest for suspicion of DWI while he played for Seattle.

Dallas obtained Elliott from the Packers in a Sept. 3 trade. The Cowboys were seeking depth at linebacker after losing Anthony Hitchens for eight weeks to a tibial plateau fracture in his right knee.

Elliott played only one special teams snap in the season opener and was inactive Sunday.

The 25-year-old went undrafted in 2014 out of Toledo. He re-signed with Green Bay in the offseason on a one-year, $1.6 million deal.

Elliott played in 38 games, with no starts, the past three seasons with the Packers and had a total of 57 tackles and four sacks.

The Cowboys also announced they released offensive guard Nate Theaker from their practice squad and re-signed safety Jameill Showers in his place.

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Source: CBS Sports · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency