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Cowboys release DE Marcus Dixon

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.