In order to clear a roster spot for incoming running back Phillip Tanner, the Cowboys have waived defensive back B.W. Webb, the team announced today (via Twitter). With the move, which was first reported by Tom Pelissero of USA Today (via Twitter), Dallas’ roster continues to sit at the maximum 75 players.
A fourth-round pick a year ago, Webb was a part-timer in the Cowboys’ secondary during his rookie season, appearing in 185 total defensive snaps, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). In addition to recording 12 tackles and one pass defended on defense, the 24-year-old also contributed in kick and punt coverage, logging four special teams tackles.
Although Webb had been dealing with a hip flexor earlier this summer, he’s healthy now and has a decent chance to catch on with another club, according to Pelissero (via Twitter). Webb will have to pass through waivers before becoming a free agent. Assuming he clears waivers, he’ll also be eligible for practice squad duties for the Cowboys or for any other club.