Cowboys Sign MSU's Little; Cut Vernon's Whiteside - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Cowboys Sign MSU's Little; Cut Vernon's Whiteside

Former Midwestern State standout David Little inked a free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon.
 
The 6-3, 185-pound receiver from Garland had participated in a rookie minicamp on a tryout basis earlier this summer for America's Team.
 
Little gets his break with the Cowboys desperate for help at the wide receiver position with Miles Austin suffering a tweaked hamstring and former Tarleton State wideout Saalim Hakim is out with a broken finger.
 
Little graduated as Midwestern's all-time receptions leader with 169 catches and was second on the all-time lists with 2,222 receiving yards and 19 TD receptions.
 
He is a two-time first-team All-Lone Star Conference performer and was named the league's receiver of the year after hauling in 58 receptions for 746 yards and six touchdowns helping MSU to its first unbeaten regular season in 2011.
 
Little is one of three former MSU standouts currently in NFL camps joining Carolina Panthers' guard Amini Silatolu, a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and New Orleans Saints' wide receiver Andy Tanner.
 
Silatolu has been named a starter by the Panthers while Tanner is competing for a roster spot after spending much of the last two seasons on the Saints' practice squad.

Tanner caught four passes for 52 yards, but fumbled late in the Saints' preseason opener Sunday night, a 17-10 win over Arizona in the NFL's Hall of Fame game.
 
The Cowboys also waived Vernon native and former Abilene Christian star Aston Whiteside to make room for veteran guards Derrick Dockery and Daniel Loper on Sunday.

  • SportsMore>>

  • HS Volleyball Scores and Highlights: Aug. 19

    HS Volleyball Scores and Highlights: Aug. 19

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:47:40 GMT
    Graham Lady Blues at the Lu Allen Tournament. / Source: KAUZGraham Lady Blues at the Lu Allen Tournament. / Source: KAUZ

    Lu Allen Memorial - Graham Division I - Gold Bracket Windthorst     2 Burkburnett  0 25-16, 25-17 Graham         2 Abilene High  0 25-19, 25-18 Caprock 2 Hirschi    0 Wichita Falls 2 Caprock        1 25-14, 15-25, 25-13 Windthorst 0  Graham      2 25-10, 25-11 Lub. Monterey 2 Wichita Falls    0 Championship Game Graham             2 Lub. Monterey &...

    Lu Allen Memorial - Graham Division I - Gold Bracket Windthorst     2 Burkburnett  0 25-16, 25-17 Graham         2 Abilene High  0 25-19, 25-18 Caprock 2 Hirschi    0 Wichita Falls 2 Caprock        1 25-14, 15-25, 25-13 Windthorst 0  Graham      2 25-10, 25-11 Lub. Monterey 2 Wichita Falls    0 Championship Game Graham             2 Lub. Monterey &...

  • Road Trip City View Mustangs

    Road Trip City View Mustangs

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:20:45 GMT
    Coach Rudy Hawkins talks to the City View Mustangs during practice before the 2017 season. / Source: KAUZCoach Rudy Hawkins talks to the City View Mustangs during practice before the 2017 season. / Source: KAUZ

    Our training camp road trip begins its look at District 5-3A Division II with the City View Mustangs. They finished 5th in the district a year ago, and are looking to climb the ladder, but they'll have a young team.  City View returns just 3 starters on offense, and will have to rely on multiple freshmen on Friday nights. "Just going to be a little bit of a youth movement here. You know, says City View Head coach Rudy Hawkins. "Freshm...

    Our training camp road trip begins its look at District 5-3A Division II with the City View Mustangs. They finished 5th in the district a year ago, and are looking to climb the ladder, but they'll have a young team.  City View returns just 3 starters on offense, and will have to rely on multiple freshmen on Friday nights. "Just going to be a little bit of a youth movement here. You know, says City View Head coach Rudy Hawkins. "Freshm...

  • US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

    US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:19:48 GMT
    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-08-19 16:44:14 GMT
    Europe took a 2 ½ - 1 ½ lead over the U.S. after foursome play at the Solheim Cup.
    Europe took a 2 ½ - 1 ½ lead over the U.S. after foursome play at the Solheim Cup.
Powered by Frankly