Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Tyler Patmon has landed with the Miami Dolphins, throwing a wrench in the team's plans to bring him back as a member of the practice squad.
Patmon was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday. The team had designs on holding onto the Oklahoma State product, but on Thursday, he signed with Miami.
"We wanted him back," head coach Jason Garrett said, per the team's official website.
The Cowboys are expected to promote the former Chicago Bear, Terrance Mitchell to the active roster to replace Patmon.
Mitchell was drafted by the Cowboys last year in the seventh round, but was among final cuts coming out of camp.
He went to Chicago, where he appeared in five games in 2014 and recorded a tackle and a pass deflection. He was released from the Bears practice squad in November and signed with Dallas two weeks ago.
"All the same things we liked--his instincts, his physicalness--still exist,” Garrett said. “And I think he’s a more mature player now than he was, having been in a couple of systems and hopefully learned a little bit there. So he’s had a good week of practice and we’re optimistic about how he can help us.”