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The Dallas Cowboys Cut Lucky Whitehead

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The Dallas Cowboys decide to part ways with Lucky Whitehead

This is one of the most precarious circumstances I have ever seen or heard of. The Dallas Cowboys have cut third-year receiver, Lucky Whitehead. Whitehead’s release came early Monday after reports surfaced of him missing a court appearance, stemming from misdemeanor theft charges in Prince William County, Virginia.

Prince William County Police announced Monday that a man identified as Lucky was arrested around 1:30 a.m. on June 22nd.

However, Lucky and his agent David Rich said Monday that this is a case of mistaken identity.

Tuesday morning authorities said Whitehead was misidentified, and they have arrested the man who gave the false allegations.

This has been a not so lucky summer for Whitehead. Lucky announced earlier this month that his pit bull, Blitz, was kidnapped from his Dallas home. The then Dallas Cowboy would be contacted by the suspected kidnappers, demanding a $20,000 ransom.

Moving Forward for the Dallas Cowboys and Lucky Whitehead

I would never wish for a person to lose their job after being accused of doing something they did not do. I cannot imagine how unfortunate of a situation this is for the veteran receiver. However, I have no problem with the roster move.

I looked at Dallas’ decision to draft wide-receiver Ryan Switzer in the fourth round as writing on the wall. Of course, I did not predict something as erratic as this would happen. I would have preferred for Lucky to lose his job to pure competition.

Lucky’s inability to consistently flip the field position when given chances on special teams, in my opinion, made him a dispensable roster spot. The Cowboys went 13-3 last season and were able to hide some flaws. This inability to flip the field to help win the field position battle, however, was exposed in both losses to the New York Giants.

Now fourth-round draft pick Ryan Switzer will have every opportunity here in camp to fill Lucky’s spot in the offense.

It’s important to mention that Scott Linehan and his staff had Switzer running with the starters for a majority of OTA’s and off season workouts. Injuries sidelined starter Cole Beasley and backup at the time, Lucky Whitehead.

Which played a factor in the decision to make this roster move, in my opinion.

I expect Lucky to be picked up on waivers immediately, there is always room for speed on NFL rosters.