Tapper (undisclosed) was waived by the Jets with a non-football injury on Friday, per the NFL transaction page.
Tapper's only regular-season NFL action has come in two 2017 games with the Cowboys, a stretch during which the Oklahoma product logged three total tackles and a sack over 36 defensive snaps. The 26-year-old signed with the Jets on Jan. 5, but he'll now have to look elsewhere to continue his professional career. However, a potential NFI designation would make that search a bit trickier.
Tapper (illness) made one tackle and forced and recovered a fumble in Thursday's preseason opener.
Tapper skipped some early preseason action due to illness, but he appears to be out of the weeds and made a big play for the Cowboys in his first preseason action of the year. He remains in the mix for a reserve role on the defensive line after appearing in two games for Dallas last season.
Tapper didn't practice Wednesday due to illness.
The nature of Tapper's illness is unclear, but it isn't expected to hinder him for long. He's looking to secure a rotational role for 2018, although it could be an uphill battle given the Cowboys' depth along the defensive line.
Tapper (concussion) is expected to participate in mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
It has been nearly two weeks since Tapper suffered the concussion during OTAs, but it looks like he has cleared protocol in time for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp. Given the seriousness of concussions and Tapper's injury history, the team will likely ease the defensive end back into the swing of things.
Tapper suffered a concussion during Tuesday's practice, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Concussions can carry volatile return timetables, so it's unknown how long Tapper will be sidelined with the head injury. Even if he makes a quick recovery, Tapper seems likely to sit out a good deal of what remains of the Cowboys' offseason program.
Tapper (foot) reported via his personal Twitter account that he's received medical clearance to return to the field.
Tapper underwent surgery to repair a foot he fractured in Week 2. Although the Oklahoma product has played in just two out of a possible 32 games since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, Tapper has shown promise when healthy and could be an integral part of the Cowboys' defensive line rotation in 2018.
Tapper (foot) has been given an updated recovery timetable of 8-10 weeks, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Tapper was originally given a timetable for 10-12 weeks, but with the potential to now return a couple weeks sooner, the defensive end could could end up being activated off injured reserve later in the season. David Irving, who is returning from a four-game suspension, is expected to take on the roster spot left open by Tapper's absence.
Tapper will undergo surgery on his broken foot later this week and is expected to be out 10-12 weeks, The Dallas Morning News reports.
While this is yet another setback for the 2016 fourth-round pick, the timing is nearly perfect for the Cowboys, who can free up a roster spot for the returning David Irving (suspension) by placing Tapper on IR. The defensive end from Oklahoma still has the physical tools to make an impact at some point, but Tapper will have to wait until next season to try and prove he can stay healthy and contribute to the Dallas pass rush.
Tapper sustained a broken metatarsal in his foot during practice Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
It's a tough blow for Tapper after missing the entirety of his rookie season with a back injury in 2016. The 24-year-old was a healthy scratch each of the last two weeks and is now looking at a more prolonged absence, but a specific timetable has yet to be announced.
Tapper (neck) was a full participant at the Cowboys' practice Wendesday, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website reports.
Tapper was recently limited by a neck injury, which does not appear to be slowing him down anymore. He was hindered by a hip injury earlier in camp as well. Both injuries may have played a role in his inconsistency at camp thus far. The rookie is looking to make an impression and earn a role on the defensive line.
Tapper is currently nursing a neck injury, Jon Machota The Dallas News reports.
X-rays on the neck came back negative. Tapper missed time earlier in camp with a hip injury but has seemingly moved passed that issue. The rookie is looking to earn a role on the defensive line.
Tapper (hip) returned to practice Friday, Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site reports.
Tapper's appearance on the practice field Friday all but assures that he's recovered from the hip injury. From the looks of things, Tapper seemed much more explosive than his usual self and was disruptive on the defensive side of the ball. Tapper has a long way to go before he can claim a starting spot on the defensive line, but the progression is a good sign moving forward.
Tapper (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys continue to be cautious with Tapper. The 2016 third-round pick missed the entirety of his rookie season due to a back injury, and the Cowboys' investment of a first-round pick in defensive end Taco Charlton last April makes Tapper's bid for a roster spot even more challenging.
Tapper (hip) is participating in Thursday's team drills, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Tapper left Monday's practice early due to a tight hip, but the second-year defensive end's quick return validates the team's lack of concern about the injury. He'll continue to fight for a roster spot on the defensive side of the ball throughout the preseason.
Tapper left Monday's practice early due to a tight hip, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports.
The team does not appear concerned about the issue, which means his early exit was presumably precautionary. Tapper is looking to earn a spot on the final roster as a depth defensive end.
Tapper (back) played his first defensive snaps for Dallas against the Cardinals on Thursday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning Newsreports.
Tapper was limited throughout training camp, so this is a positive sign for his recovery. Playing in this preseason game doesn't mean much more than that, though, as the Cowboys planned to sit most of their starters anyways.
Tapper (back) will be limited at the start of training camp, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Tapper was a full participant in Organized Team Activities, so this report comes with some surprise. It isn't certain if he's suffered any sort of setback.
Tapper (back) has been a full participant during the Cowboys' OTAs, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Tapper's back injury kept him sidelined for the entirety of his rookie campaign in 2016, but he's finally healthy and seeing reps at right defensive end.
Tapper (back) is expected to return to practice when the Cowboys begin OTAs in May, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Tapper didn't play in 2016 after being selected in the fourth round of last year's draft. The back injury he suffered last summer appears to be a thing of the past and shouldn't limit him in offseason activities much longer.
Head coach Jason Garrett hopes Tapper (back) will be ready for the start of the Cowboys' offseason program in April, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports. "We're optimistic about him," Garrett said.
After being selected in the fourth round of last year's draft, Tapper was denied his professional debut in 2016 due to a lingering back injury he sustained over the summer. However, in January, Tapper relayed via his personal Twitter account that he is "all healthy" and cleared for football-related activities. Garrett's comments don't seem to share the same sense of certainty that his player has truly returned to full strength at this point in time, but Tapper still has over a month and a half until the team's offseason program begins, giving him plenty of time to get back into football shape.