As the Dallas Cowboys wrap up preparations for their second-round matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, they had to get their final 53-man roster taken care of.

Offensive lineman Aviante Collins, for the second consecutive week, was elevated from the Cowboys’ practice squad. Veteran cornerback, Trayvon Mullen, wasn’t as lucky as he was waived after just a month with the Cowboys.

Collins was activated for two games during the regular season but logged just three offensive snaps. Last week in the first round versus the Buccaneers, elevating Collins was merely a depth move and he was in for five special teams plays only.

With Collins elevated he joins center Brock Hoffman and offensive tackles Josh Ball as reserve linemen for the Cowboys against the 49ers.

Mullen just couldn’t find his footing with Dallas. After getting called up to the active roster, Mullen played 35 snaps against the Washington Commanders in the Cowboys’ season finale, and looked pedestrian, to say the least.

The Cowboys have had some issues at cornerback with Jourdan Lewis and Anthony Brown being out for the year. So, kicking the tires on Mullen, a former second-round pick, couldn’t hurt the Cowboys. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work.

There is one backup cornerback who will see action for the Cowboys on Sunday. Veteran Xavier Rhodes, who was signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad two weeks ago, will suit up for the second consecutive game.

Rhodes registered 24 defensive snaps against the Buccaneers and made three tackles. For Rhodes, his role with Dallas is to provide depth and use his All-Pro/Pro Bowl background to help younger players when it’s needed.

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