Cowboys cut Carlos Watkins as odd man out in DT room

Over the past couple seasons, the Cowboys have built up a young but talented defensive tackle room. Albeit without a star in the middle, they’ve put a multitude of draft picks into improvement at the position. The group is led by Neville Gallimore and Osa Odighizuwa, with the backup spots up for grabs between three players. Trysten Hill, Quinton Bohanna and Carlos Watkins were all competing to maintain their role in Dallas.

Watkins was the only member of the group not drafted by the team and his first season as a Cowboy in 2021 was a consistent one, racking up 32 total tackles and five tackles for loss. Both were a career-high for Watkins after an underwhelming first four years in the NFL. Unfortunately for him it wasn’t enough to bring him back to Dallas as he was one of the releases to get the roster down to 53.

Watkins’ sixth season won’t be as a Cowboy as the team cuts down to a main four playmakers with Ridgeway as the wild card for 2022.


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Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire