IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys filled their open spot on the 53-man roster Friday by signing cornerback Terrance Mitchell from the practice squad.
The team created an open spot Tuesday by waiving cornerback Tyler Patmon, who had worked in the slot for much of the season.
Mitchell, a seventh-round pick by the Cowboys in 2014, was signed to the practice squad two weeks ago. He didn't make the Cowboys' roster as a rookie but spent time on the Bears' practice squad and active roster the last two seasons. Chicago waived him in November.
Mitchell provides additional depth at cornerback with starter Mo Claiborne listed as "doubtful" for Saturday's game against the Jets. Claiborne didn't practice all week due to a hamstring injury that sidelined him in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 28-7 loss to the Packers last Sunday.