Cowboys seemingly made decision to cut Nolan Carroll before Wednesday

The Dallas Cowboys have opted to part ways with their expensive free-agent signing, cornerback Nolan Carroll. While Carroll received $4 million guaranteed for just two actual regular-season games, the decision was seemingly made due to his own struggles, and the fact that the Cowboys were going a younger route at cornerback.

Rookies Chidobe Awuize and Jourdan Lewis are now the key names to watch, along with Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown. Lewis’ play through the start of the season was likely a big selling point on the team parting ways with Carroll, a decision which apparently wasn’t just made on Wednesday.

As Clarence Hill Jr. of The Star-Telegram reported, the Cowboys may have cut Carroll even sooner in order to free up a roster spot for David Irving. They wound up not having to do so due to the fact that Charles Tapper got hurt, though.

Carroll had originally signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Cowboys during this past offseason. The 30-year-old had previously played for the Miami Dolphins from 2010 to 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles from 2014 to 2016.

With Carroll now completely out of the mix, it means that the defense will continue to rely on Scandrick and Brown as their starters, with Lewis and Awuzie as the next two in line.

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