The Dallas Cowboys announced they’re waiving undrafted rookie Aaron Hansford upon passing his physical.

The linebacker out of Texas A&M was expected to compete for a roster spot through special teams thanks to his impressive athleticism. He will not get that chance now.

Hansford opened training camp in PUP due to a calf strain suffered in mini-camp. He will depart the team without any participation in Oxnard.

The Cowboys still have rookies to watch at linebacker in Devin Harper (7th-round pick), and Storey Jackson (UDFA). Veteran free agents like Malik Jefferson and Christian Sam are also competing for a place on the team.

Moving forward, the recent roster move opens up a roster spot on the Cowboys’ 91-man roster.

As question marks arise during training camp at multiple spots, the move suggests an addition could be on the way.

After James Washington’s injury, Jerry Jones claimed they’re focused on their guys. But a mind-boggling lack of experience in the position could force them to bring somebody like Will Fuller in.

Or perhaps they want to add another body to a so-far lackluster kicker competition between Lirim Hajrullahu and Jonathan Garibay.

Of course, it could be that a move like that is not imminent and the Cowboys just want to be ready. But a roster spot is up for the taking in Dallas and there are several areas where upgrades are needed.

It would be wise to use it.

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