As they look to build upon and surpass last season's success, the latest Dallas Cowboys rumors and news indicated a few roster changes. As of Thursday, the Team re-signed one of their veterans to keep him on the roster, while subtracting a player who had yet to play a down in a Cowboys' uniform. Here are the latest Cowboys' roster updates with NFL training camps already underway around the league.

Team re-signs linebacker

The Dallas Cowboys have decided to re-sign their 31-year-old linebacker, Justin Durant.

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He played in 13 games last season for the team and is considered a possible "sure thing" for his position due to issues with other players on the roster.

That includes possible league discipline for Damien Wilson after an aggravated assault charge and knee issues for two players. Mark Nzeocha underwent a knee scope, while Jaylon Smith also has a knee injury he's recovering from in order to get back onto the playing field.

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Durant has been in the league since the 2007 season when he started out with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent his first four seasons there, before a two-season stint with the Detroit Lions. In 2013 he joined Dallas for two seasons, then moved to the Falcons in 2015, and back to Dallas last season.

Dallas cuts defensive back

While Durant has a spot on the roster, Jeremiah McKinnon no longer will.

The team announced on Thursday that they had cut the 24-year-old defensive back from the roster. McKinnon arrived in 2016 but was on injured reserve last season and never played a down for the team.

The 5-foot-10 and 197-pound McKinnon played college football for Florida International. Now he'll look to join another team that might have a spot open for a player with his talent.

Dallas training camp, outlook

The Dallas Cowboys had rookie players report for their training camp on Wednesday.

Veterans will report as of Saturday, July 22nd for their start of training camp.

After achieving the No. 1 seed in the NFC last season and bowing out early in the playoffs, the team is projected to have another successful season. As of this report, Vegas Insider has The Cowboys listed second on the future odds to win the Super Bowl at 9 to 1 odds, trailing only the New England Patriots on the list.

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Dallas opens the preseason on August 3rd with an 8 p.m. Eastern Time game against the Arizona Cardinals. They start the regular season on Sunday, September 10th when they'll host the New York Giants for Sunday Night Football. As of this report, the Cowboys are four to five-point favorites to win that home opener, although the Giants are a team that gave them trouble in their meetings last season.

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