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Dallas Cowboys cut Christine Michael and Corey White

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The roster cuts don't just stop at quarterback Brandon Weeden for the Dallas Cowboys.

According to CBS Sports, the NFC East franchise has decided to part ways with running back Christine Michael and defensive back Corey White. Ian Rapoport has said on his Twitter that both players were released for playing and locker room reasons.

Looking at Michael, he was only acquired by the Cowboys via trade of an undisclosed 2016 draft pick with the Seattle Seahawks a week before the start of the season, in order to bring depth to the running back position. At the time, it was still up in the air over who was the starter, with Michael, Joseph Randle, and Darren McFadden all in contention.


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Eventually, the job was won by McFadden after Randle was cut and Michael was unable to grasp the Cowboys offense.

There were high expectations for 24-year-old, as he was selected in the second round by his previous team back in 2012, and he was thought to be the new back for short-yardage situations.

Illness and injury came into play, however, as he only managed to run for 51 yards from 15 carries during his time with the NFC East franchise. McFadden, Rod Smith and Trey Williams are now the remaining three running backs on the Cowboys' roster as Michael tries to find a new team.

White was claimed off the waivers by the NFC East franchise during the offseason. He was a fifth-round pick for the New Orleans Saints back in 2012. The defensive back only achieved six combined tackles in seven games for the Cowboys this season.

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