That made Nugent expendable and lead to his inevitable release in favor of the Pro Bowl kicker who has been the starter in Dallas for 7 years.
The Dallas Cowboys have waived running back Darren McFadden. The 30-year-old was buried under Alfred Morris and Rod Smith on the depth chart and clearly did not appeal to Dallas coaches as a potential spark for the offense.
McFadden was inactive for the first eight games of the season, then played just one snap in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons, losing 2 yards on his lone carry.
As for Bailey, he returned to action in Dallas' Thanksgiving loss to the Los Angeles Chargers but didn't attempt a field goal. The Cowboys may not even be dressing him considering the way things have gone for Darren McFadden.
The Cowboys added a new third running back to the group as Trey Williams was promoted from the practice squad with McFadden's open roster spot, Garrett said. On Nov. 15, Elliott withdrew his appeal of the six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy due to domestic violence allegations. The former Oakland Raiders first-round pick put up 1,417 total yards back in 2015. Jones was waived by the 49ers last week.
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