Cowboys Release Veteran DE Amid Odell Beckham Jr. Pursuit

Tarell Basham


Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tarell Basham pursues a quarterback during an NFL game.

The Dallas Cowboys are trimming the roster down as they prep for the Indianapolis Colts and continue their pursuit of Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham’s free agency saga continues to be one of the biggest ongoing stories in the NFL, and the Cowboys are right in the thick of it as they look into signing the 30-year-old wide receiver.

But in the meantime, they are cutting down the roster with the release of defensive end Tarell Basham. NFL media insider Tom Pelissero was the first to report the news with a post on Twitter on November 29.

“The #Cowboys are waiving DE Tarell Basham, per source,” Pelissero posted. “Dallas had a surplus at the position. A pass rusher on waivers.”