Dallas Cowboys cut two players

IRVING, Texas -- With the roster needing to be at 75 by Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys cut two players Monday: defensive end Martez Wilson and fullback J.C. Copeland.

Wilson played in two games last season with the Cowboys and saw a lot of action in the preseason. He had a sack, a quarterback hurry and tackle for loss in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins. Copeland signed as an undrafted free agent in May, but never really made an impact in training camp.

The Cowboys can clear three roster spots with moves involving injured players defensive end Ben Gardner, linebacker DeVonte Holloman and tight end Jordan Najvar. Gardner will miss the season after recently undergoing shoulder surgery and will be moved to injured reserve. Holloman was told last week to stop playing football because of a neck injury. Najvar tore his Achilles in the loss to the Dolphins.