The purge continues for the Dallas Cowboys on defence.

After reports surfaced earlier on Wednesday that the team would cut them if they couldn't find trades for them, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys are releasing defensive tackle Dontari Poe and cornerback Daryl Worley.

The comes less than 24 hours after the Cowboys traded defensive lineman Everson Griffen to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick.

The Cowboys have allowed a league-high 34.2 points per game this season and are sixth-worst in total yards allowed per game.

Following their lopsided loss to the Washington Football Team, the Cowboys sit at 2-5, third in the NFC East.