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Cowboys open spot for Damontre Moore's return to the active roster

FRISCO, Texas -- With defensive end Damontre Moore returning from a two-game suspension this week, the Dallas Cowboys waived linebacker Jayrone Elliott, who was acquired in a trade from the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 3.

Moore has been able to work out at the Cowboys’ practice facility because he was suspended under the substance-abuse policy, but he has not been able to take part in meetings or practices. He had two sacks in the preseason. The Cowboys had a roster exemption through Wednesday for Moore, who could help the pass rush immediately, but opted to make the move today.

Elliott dressed for the season opener against the New York Giants but was inactive last week against the Denver Broncos.

Per the terms of the trade with Green Bay, the Cowboys will now keep their seventh-round pick in 2018 unless they re-sign Elliott in the future and he is on the 46-man roster for at least two more games.

With the trade presently wiped out, the Cowboys will have all but their fifth-round pick in next spring’s draft. They gave up that pick to the New York Jets to take safety Xavier Woods in the sixth round. The Cowboys could also gain a number of compensatory picks for their free-agent defections.