It was too crowded at the quarterback position for the Dallas Cowboys.
Saturday is the deadline for teams to get their rosters down to the 53-man limit. Hundreds of players around the league are getting cut, but the Cowboys made one of their first decisions on Wednesday.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys released quarterback Clayton Thorson and offensive lineman Adam Redmond.
The Eagles drafted Thorson in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft, but he was eventually waived. In college, Thorson finished with over 10,000 yards passing during his career at Northwestern.
As a senior in 2018, Thorson came back from a knee injury in less than eight months recovery. He led NW with 3,183 yards passing, 17 touchdowns, and nine rushing touchdowns. His 53 consecutive starts at quarterback is the most ever in the Big 10 Conference and is tied for most ever (Colt McCoy) among the Power 5 conferences.
Over four years, Thorson set several NW records including wins (35), passing yards (10,731), completions (991), and passing touchdowns (61). According to records, he is the only quarterback in Big 10 history to pass for over 10,000 yards and rush for 20 touchdowns in his career.
As for Redmond, he resigned back in March, but his tenure did not last long.
Redmond is a former undrafted free agent center out of Harvard who is 26 years old. Redmond used to have ties with ex-head coach Jason Garrett as both were Harvard grads. Garrett was let go at the end of last season.
After going undrafted in 2016, Redmond began his career with the Indianapolis Colts. At 6-foot-6, 300 pounds, Redmond spent time protecting Andrew Luck.
However, Redmond was waived in 2017 just four games into the season. After spending some time with the Buffalo Bills practice squad, the Cowboys claimed Remond in 2018.
Redmond played 10 games in 2018 and rotated in and out of the offense. In 2019, Redmond landed on the IR in November and was out for the rest of the year.