Appleby released by Dallas Cowboys


Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:46 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:46 a.m.

Former Florida quarterback Austin Appleby was released by the Dallas Cowboys to make room for quarterback Zac Dysart, who was claimed off waivers from Arizona.

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Austin Appleby passes during a rookie minicamp at the team's headquarters in Frisco, Texas, on May 12. Appleby was cut by the Cowboys on Monday.

The Associated Press

Appleby, an undrafted free agent signed by the Cowboys, spent his graduate transfer season in Gainesville after his Purdue career. Appleby took over for injured starter Luke Del Rio and completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,447 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Dysart was a 2013 seventh-round pick out of Miami (Ohio) and has spent time with the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and the Cardinals.

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