Cowboys waive Micah Pellerin

IRVING, Texas – A sign that Tyler Patmon’s sprained knee is feeling better: The Dallas Cowboys waived Micah Pellerin on Monday.

The Cowboys called Pellerin up from the practice squad after Patmon was hurt against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 9, and he played in three games but did not record a tackle or pass breakup.

If Pellerin clears waivers, he could be brought back to the practice squad.

With Patmon and safety Jeff Heath (thumb) out, the Cowboys have not used a dime package in the last two games. Patmon has two defensive tackles and returned his only interception 58 yards for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. He also has five special teams’ tackles.

“We’ll give him a chance to practice a little bit on Wednesday and see how he responds to that,” coach Jason Garrett said. “But he’s been a good player for us, and that package against certain teams and certain personnel groups has been something that we’ve used a little bit. So depending on what his availability is that might be a possibility.”

The Cowboys have an open spot on their 53-man roster with this move.