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Jamize Olawale is 3rd Dallas Cowboy to opt out, opens door for TCU's Sewo Olonilua

Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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Another Dallas Cowboys player has opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team announced Sunday that fullback Jamize Olawale has taken the voluntary opt-out. He will be paid $150,000 and be back on the Cowboys' roster in 2021.

Olawale has been the starting fullback the last two years but he has played in just 11% of the offensive snaps each season. There is a question of how much he would have been used in new coach Mike McCarthy's offense.

He was a key special teams player.

Olawale's departure leaves undrafted rookie free agent Sewo Olonilua as the only fullback left on the roster and presents an opportunity for the former TCU star to make the team after making the switch from running back to fullback.

Olawale is the third Cowboys player to opt out this year, along with cornerback Maurice Canady and undrafted rookie wide receiver Stephen Guidry.

 

The Cowboys have also placed two players on reserve/COVID-19 since training camp started -- wide receiver Jon'Vea Johnson and cornerback Saivion Smith.

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