The Cowboys will release Carroll (concussion) on Wednesday, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Dallas signed Carroll to a three-year, $10 million contract in March and earmarked him for a starting role, but he appeared in just two games before missing the last three contests with a concussion. In Carroll's absence, rookie Jourdan Lewis has stepped up to deliver quality play in a starting role and has generated 19 tackles, five pass deflections and an interception over four appearances. With Lewis in the fold and promising second-round rookie Chidobe Awuzie also healthy after having missed time with a hamstring injury, it appears there wouldn't have been a sizable role waiting for Carroll upon his return from the concussion. The Cowboys will still be the hook for the $4 million guaranteed in Carroll's contract as the veteran cornerback returns to the free-agent pool.
Carroll was listed as questionable after being a full participant in practice this week, but questions remained on whether he had fully cleared the league's concussion protocol. The 31-year-old will miss his second consecutive game, with Bene Benwikere and Orlando Scandrick likely to see increased workloads in his absence.
Carroll (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Carroll was a full participant at practice this week, but there remains no official word on if he's fully cleared the league's concussion protocol. If he has, the 31-year-old should be expected to play, but at this point it still remains a question mark.
Carroll (concussion) logged a full workload for the second consecutive practice Thursday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
All signs indicate that Carroll has been cleared from the team's concussion protocol and looks to be on track for Sunday's matchup against the Packers. If he suffers any setbacks, look for both Bene Benwikere and and Orlando Scandrick to see increased workloads.
Carroll has missed the last two games after sustaining the concussion Week 2. It's certainly a step in the right direction for the 30-year-old, but Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram indicates Carroll has yet to fully clear the league's concussion protocol, and his status for Sunday's game against the Packers remains uncertain.
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