Patmon had 13 combined tackles on the season.
“We felt like this was the move for our team right now,” head coach Jason Garrett told reporters Tuesday. “He’s been a good player for us and he has a chance to be a good player in this league.
Patmon, the Cowboys’ primary nickelback, had 13 combined tackles with six passes defended in 11 games for the Cowboys this year. He played in 11 games for Dallas last season after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State.
Patmon may be best known for throwing the first punch in a Cowboys' training camp fight with wide receiver Dez Bryant.
The Cowboys will play the Jets on Saturday night at 8:25 p.m. ET.
- Christopher Chavez