With defensive tackle Terrell McClain making limited progress in his rehab back from an ankle injury, the Dallas Cowboys decided to add depth at that position by signing Ken Bishop to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Saturday.
To make room for Bishop, the Cowboys cut safety Jakar Hamilton.
Bishop, a seventh-round draft pick out of Northern Illinois, has played in two games for the Cowboys this season. He had a solo tackle in each the season opener against San Francisco and in Week 3 at Tennessee.
He gives the team another big-bodied option in the middle of the line, along with Tyrone Crawford, Nick Hayden and Josh Brent.
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Bishop was waived in Week 7, but was re-signed to the practice squad the following week and was on it until now.
McClain had been playing well of late on the D-line, recording a strip-sack in the regular-season finale at Washington and having a tackle for loss at Philadelphia in Week 15. But he suffered an ankle injury in the wild-card game against the Lions, and didn’t practice this week.
Hamilton, meanwhile, has been active for only two games this season and has not recorded any stats. He was inactive last week, and likely would have been so again this week, making in exposable.