Cowboys waive Marvin Austin

IRVING, Texas -- With a back injury that will keep him out at least a few weeks, the Dallas Cowboys waived/injured defensive tackle Marvin Austin.

Austin signed with the Cowboys on Oct. 21 and played against the Detroit Lions. He was scratched right before kickoff of last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings after he was unable to finish Friday’s practice. Austin had an MRI on Monday.

The Cowboys have 52 players on the roster but are looking for defensive tackle help with only Jason Hatcher, Nick Hayden and Drake Nevis on the 53-man roster. Hatcher has had trouble with a stinger and Hayden has a back injury.

Since the beginning of training camp the defensive line has been hit by injury. Austin is just another in the line with Anthony Spencer, Jay Ratliff, Tyrone Crawford and Ben Bass among others.