Cowboys’ Tony Romo to miss OTAs and minicamp due to knee injury

The Dallas Cowboys have released running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide receiver Dez Bryant, according to an NFL Network report.

Elliott was expected to return for OTAs but was limited in his activity, per a source.

Bryant suffered a knee injury during the Cowboys’ victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 6.

The Cowboys are still waiting for Elliott’s return from a knee sprain.

The team will also likely place defensive end Aaron Taylor on injured reserve with an ankle injury, per the report.

Taylor had a solid rookie season but didn’t play much in 2016 due to a hamstring injury and knee problems.

He was placed on injured reserved by the Cowboys last week.

The injury was likely related to the ankle injury.

Eliott was the Cowboys third running back after running for 3,056 yards and 17 touchdowns with seven touchdowns on 39 carries last season.

Bryant had 1,965 yards and 18 touchdowns on just 78 carries.

Bryant’s production slipped last season and he averaged just 3.6 yards per carry last year.