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FRISCO, Texas (AP)The Dallas Cowboys released defensive tackle Trysten Hill on Tuesday after being unable to find a trade partner before the deadline.

Hill was a healthy scratch in Sunday’s 49-29 victory over the Chicago Bears, then a victim of a numbers game on the defensive line for a team that soon will need a spot on the active roster for end Tarell Basham.

The team’s top draft pick as a second-rounder in 2019, Hill is in the final year of his rookie contract. He struggled to get in the rotation as a rookie and never played more than seven games in a season.

Hill had half a sack in 25 games over four seasons. He was drafted out of UCF.

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