Cowboys Release 2 Players Following The NFL Draft The NFL Draft may be over but that doesn’t mean rosters are set for teams. The Dallas Cowboys released a pair of players today. Earlier today, Dallas announced it had waived linebacker Chris Covington and defensive back D.J. White. Neither played a significant role with the team. Covington, the team’s sixth-round pick out of Indiana in 2018, jockeyed back and forth between the practice squad and the active roster the last two seasons.