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Cowboys Release FB Copeland, DE Wilson

Dallas cut ties with fullback J.C. Copeland and defensive end Martez Wilson on Monday

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    The Dallas Cowboys got started on their first round of cuts on Monday, releasing defensive end Martez Wilson and rookie fullback J.C. Copeland.

    Wilson was drafted out of the University of Illinois in the third round of the 2011 draft, by the New Orleans Saints. He spent two and a half seasons with New Orleans before being cut in October of last year. He was picked up by the Oakland Raiders and spent a little less than a month there before moving on to Dallas last November.

    All told, he appeared in two games for the Cowboys.

    Copeland went undrafted out of LSU and was signed by the Cowboys in May. The plan was to have him compete with Tyler Clutts for the fullback job, but Clutts has got the lion’s share of the snaps here in the preseason.

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