The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that they have signed seventh-round selection DT Ken Bishop, per David Helman.
- Bishop will receive a four-year contract.
Bishop, 23, is the last of five Cowboys’ seventh-round draft picks sign his rookie contract.
He provides as a three-technique defensive lineman who pumped out 31 bench reps during his Pro Day.
Bishop earned time at noseguard while at Northern Illinois and was elected to first team All-MAC honors as a senior. In 2013, Bishop was able to accumulate 70 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two interceptions.
Bishop enters a good situation to earn playing time with the Cowboys. While Henry Melton is slated to hold down the one side of the interior defensive line, Nick Hayden rated as one of the worst starting defensive tackles in the league. In fact, Hayden finished the 2013 season ranked as the No. 68 out of 69 qualifiers, according to Pro Football Focus, so there is at least some opportunity this summer.