IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have once again promoted linebacker Keith Smith from their practice squad ahead of a game day.
Smith was once again elevated to the active roster to bolster the Cowboys' linebacker depth. Defensive tackle Ken Bishop was waived to open a roster spot.
The Cowboys have moved Smith between the practice squad and the active roster several times this season, as they've dealt with a handful of linebacker injuries this season. He was originally promoted ahead of the Week 3 trip to St. Louis, as the Cowboys were without both Rolando McClain and Justin Durant for the game.
He was again moved to the active roster for the Week 5 win against Houston, as Bruce Carter was missing with a quad injury.
Carter has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, and the Cowboys waived reserve linebacker Korey Toomer on Friday. Activating Smith bumps their depth back up to six active linebackers for the game.
Bishop has been inactive in three of the Cowboys' six games this year, including the past two. He managed two tackles and a quarterback pressure in three appearances on the season. The Cowboys drafted Bishop No. 251 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, six spots away from the final pick.