It’s been a busy day of roster moves for the Cowboys, who cut Brandon Weeden to pave the way for Tony Romo‘s return earlier today. Now, the team has waived two more players, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who reports (via Twitter) that running back Christine Michael and cornerback Corey White are being released.
Michael, who turned 25 last Monday, had been expected to get an increased workload after Joseph Randle was demoted and then released, but it was the veteran, Darren McFadden, who ended up taking many of those carries. In five games with the Cowboys, Michael ran for just 51 yards on 15 attempts, adding a single reception for two yards.
According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times (via Twitter), the Seahawks, who traded Michael to the Cowboys earlier in the year, are still expected to receive a conditional pick from Dallas as a result of that swap, since the running back was on the Cowboys’ active roster for enough games.
White, a fifth-round Saints pick in 2012, started 19 games with New Orleans the past three seasons, including nine last year. However, he didn’t see the field much during his time with the Cowboys in 2015.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link), Michael and White were cut for both “playing and locker room reasons,” though Ed Werder of ESPN.com (Twitter link) hears from a Cowboys source that they’re “not bad kids” and were cut based on their on-field performance. Regardless of the Cowboys’ motives, the club will now have multiple open roster spots to work with, as Week 11’s game against the Dolphins approaches. Michael and White, meanwhile, will be subject to waivers.