Dallas Cowboys cut Will Smith to make room for Michael Sam (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Michael Sam has signed with the Dallas Cowboys as part of the team's practice squad.

But to make room for Sam, the Cowboys cut former Texas Tech linebacker Will Smith. 

Sam recorded three sacks and 11 tackles in the preseason. While the Rams are loaded on the defensive line, the Cowboys need some help after allowing the most yards in franchise history last season.

Sam was cut Saturday by the Rams and became a free agent when he was unclaimed by the other 31 teams.

Big 12 Quick Hits - Week 2 (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Every Big 12 team except TCU plays on Saturday, Sept. 6. The first conference game of the season kicks off at 11 a.m. when Kansas State travels to Iowa State.

Here's a look at the statistical match-ups for each game.

Texas Tech has already started preparing for Saturday's late kickoff. On Tuesday, the Red Raiders training staff reminded its players of the importance of good nutrition and told them to start going to bed later.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:12pm

As they unveiled a $185 million athletic building campaign Friday, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt and president Duane Nellis used the word "bold" to describe their plans for the department's future.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:27pm

Two days later, Texas Tech is still upset about its 42-35 win against Central Arkansas. Sure, Davis Webb threw for 452 yards, 10 short of his career high, and Bradley Marquez caught 11 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:57pm

Texas Tech noseguard Rika Levi is day-to-day, coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday, with the right knee injury he suffered in Saturday's season opener. "It wasn't as bad as initially thought, which was good," Kingsbury said.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:52pm

'Nonexistent' outside receivers unit misses Ward's production, blocking

Texas Tech expected to feel the loss of Eric Ward this season. Not only did he catch more than 80 passes three years in a row, but he played a rough, physical style when a teammate had the football.

The Red Raiders felt his absence right away Saturday.

Tech to give Batson shot at outside receiver after group's lackluster opener

Texas Tech offensive coordinator Eric Morris said freshman receiver Cameron Batson will have a chance this week to play on offense, but at different positions than the ones at which he’s been projected.

Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and Morris weren’t pleased with the play of their outside receivers in Saturday’s 42-35 win against Central Arkansas and said they’ll plug in Batson there — at split end or flanker either one. 

Batson started preseason practice training behind Jakeem Grant and Jordan Davis at "H" inside receiver.