With yesterday being the big day where NFL teams had to cut down their roster to 53 players, a ton of moves took place across the league. The NFC East saw the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles release notable names as part of roster cutdowns.

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys made two big cuts at quarterback, releasing veterans Luke McCown and Kellen Moore. While McCown's cut is not as surprisingly, Moore's is as he was the backup quarterback last year ahead of Dak Prescott before he broke his ankle in training camp.

This means that undrafted rookie Cooper Rush out of Central Michigan is the team's backup.

They also cut veteran running back Ronnie Hillman, as Dallas is loaded at the position with Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden as star Ezekiel Elliott miss time due to suspension, which he is appealing. His best season year came in 2015 when he started 11 games for the Denver Brocnos as they made their run to the Super Bowl.

New York Giants

The New York Giants cut quarterback Josh Johnson, meaning that former New York Jet Geno Smith will serve as Eli Manning's backup this season. They also cut tight end Will Tye, who had started 17 games for the team over his first two seasons in the NFL. With Tye cut, it means that first-round draft pick Evan Engram will take his place as the team's starter.

Veteran kicker Mike Nugent was also cut by the team, meaning that first-year player Aldrick Rosas has won the kicking job. The 35-year-old Nugent, a 12-year veteran, was trying to win the job after having spent seven seasons as the Bengals kicker. Undrafted rookie receiver Travis Rudolph was also let go by the team, as he was unable to land a spot on the Giants' deep receiving core.

The Florida State product made headlines last year for his kind gesture of befriending an autistic boy.

Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins released former starting running back Matt Jones. He showed flashes of promise his rookie season but also had a fumbling issue. Last year he entered the seasons as the starting running back but suffered a knee injury in week seven.

Jones then lost his starting job to Robert Kelley as he missed the rest of the season and fell to the third running spot this offseason behind Chris Thompson.

They also released veteran defensive back Will Blackmon, who started 16 games in his two seasons with the team. The move was made as the Redskins had a logjam in their defensive backfield and want to get young at the position. Blackmon is 32-year-old and has been in the NFL since 2006.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles cut wide receiver Bryce Treggs, who seemed like he would make the team after a good summer and early training camp. He then suffered a toe injury in the preseason and dropped down the depth chart after that. Philadelphia also released veteran offensive guard Dallas Thomas. He was drafted by the Dolphins in the third-round of the 2013 draft and was trying to make the Eagles after 22 starts with Miami,