FRISCO – The Dallas Cowboys officially placed the Mexican offensive guard this Wednesday Isaac Alarcon in the practice team as an International Player.
Alarcón will start the season for the second year in a row with the exception of being an International Player on the roster, so the Cowboys may have 17 elements on the practice team.
Unlike 2020, Alarcón could change his category and be placed as a “standard player” in the practice squad and three weeks later he could be eligible to be activated on the roster of 53 active players for game day, according to the memorandum sent by the NFL to all 32 clubs on August 12.
“To do so, the International Player must first terminate his international contract with the practice team (…). The club can then sign the player to a standard NFL practice team player contract. After three games in which the International Player was included in the practice team, any team will be allowed to elevate him to the list of active players, “says one of the paragraphs of the league’s memorandum.
Once the club has removed the international tag, it will not be able to place it again this season on the player.
The rest of the Dallas practice team, as of Wednesday afternoon, still with three spots to fill, consisted of the quarterback. Ben DiNucci; the receivers Osirus mitchell and Brandon smith; the corridor JaQuan Hardy; the fullback Nick Ralston; defensive end Austin faoliu; the center Braylon jones; the cornerbacks Deante Burton and Kyron brown; defensive tackle Justin hamilton; tight end Jeremy sprinkle, and the safeties Tyler coyle and Darian thompson, who started last season as a starter for the Cowboys.
The practice team rules put in place last year still apply for this season and include four players the Cowboys can protect from being signed by other teams.
Two players from the practice team can be activated for a game, adding to the 53 regular game day, and they can return to the practice team without going through the waiver list.