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Cowboys sign seventh-round pick Ken Bishop

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The Dallas Cowboys had five selections in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now they have all five players under contract.

The team announced Tuesday they had signed Northern Illinois defensive tackle Ken Bishop to his rookie contract. Per league rules, it’s a four-year deal.

Bishop was the fourth of five seventh round picks by the Cowboys but the least to sign his rookie contract. Defensive end Ben Gardner, linebacker Will Smith, S Ahmad Dixon and cornerback Terrance Mitchell are now all under contract.

Dallas is yet to sign any of their other draft picks. Offensive lineman Zach Martin, defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, linebacker Anthony Hitchens and wide receiver Devin Street remain unsigned.

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6 Responses to “Cowboys sign seventh-round pick Ken Bishop”
  1. redfield11 says: May 20, 2014 11:46 PM

    My favorite 7th round pick. Watch his highlights he moves so fast for a guy over 300lbs, he’s like a poor man’s dontari poe (really poor man I guess considering 7th round vs 1st)

  2. awareness18 says: May 21, 2014 3:36 AM

    Jerry, You waited until the 7th round to pick a DT? And one from a powerhouse like Northern Illinois? When you ask, “what went wrong” look no further than this!

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 21, 2014 7:22 AM

    The Cowboys started with signing the late picks and are working their way to the higher picks. Interesting strategy.

  4. ncheelsboysfan says: May 21, 2014 8:01 AM

    Like this guy! Hope he sticks! Go Cowboys!!

  5. dccowboy says: May 21, 2014 10:04 AM

    Most likely this is because they are waiting until June 1st when the Miles Austin $5mil comes into their cap (They designated MA as a ‘June 1st cut’, but, according to league rules they have to carry the entire amount on their cap until June 1st.

    The $5mil is just about what they will need to sign the higher picks.

    There’s no rush to sign picks in any case. They all pretty much know what they will get based on the new rookie wage scale.

  6. dccowboy says: May 21, 2014 10:06 AM

    Actually Terrance Mitchell is my ‘pet cat’ for this season. He’s a CB with good size (6’2″) and he plays zone coverages very well. Since the Tampa 2 that Dallas plays calls for mostly zone coverage out of their CBs, he has a real shot to make the team as the 4th or 5th CB.

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