Defensive end Marcus Dixon confirmed Friday he was released by the Cowboys.
Dixon spent the last two seasons on the Cowboys' practice squad. After signing with the Cowboys as a free agent in 2008, he battled a back injury before the final preseason game.
Last season, groin and abdominal injuries slowed Dixon's progress.
Dixon is eligible for a third year on the practice squad but wasn't told by the organization if that would be the case this season.