NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the news of Hurns' release Tuesday morning. The team later confirmed the move Wednesday.
Hurns was relatively quiet in his lone season in Dallas, and his campaign ended following the gruesome left ankle injury he suffered during the Wild Card Round against the Seahawks. After securing a pass from Dak Prescott on the Cowboys' second possession of the game, Hurns went down in a heap after being tackled by safety Bradley McDougald.
Rapoport added that a source informed of the situation stated that Hurns' ankle is "ready to go."
After several months of intensive rehab, Hurns did participate in OTAs and minicamp, signaling that he was eager to rejoin the Cowboys' receivers room.
NFL Network reporter Jane Slater noted that Hurns' sudden departure has more to do with contractual negotiations than his health.
Not long after the news of his departure, Hurns shared his thoughts with Slater on being released.
After signing a two-year deal worth up to $12 million in March 2018, Hurns figured to be a part of Dallas' receiving corps for the foreseeable future.