Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is not practicing because of a back injury that kept him out of last week's game against the Chicago Bears. Smith was unable to finish last Friday's practice with tightness in his back but Jason Garrett said Smith is moving around better the last few days. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick will be limited in practice after he did not practice or play last week because of hamstring strains in both legs.

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Week 5 in the Big 12: What to watch for

Oklahoma's ability to bounce back and Texas' new-look defense are among the top Big 12 storylines to keep an eye on in Week 5.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The. Cowboys placed rookie defensive end Charles Tapper on injured reserve with a back injury. Tapper was diagnosed with a Pars Defect early in training camp. He had a setback in his return to practice last week. He will now miss at least the next eight weeks if not the full season. The Cowboys needed the roster spot to add offensive tackle Emmett Cleary.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rosters for Mavs' open scrimmage today:

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will not practice today as the team continues to evaluate his injured right knee. Jason Garrett would not say whether Bryant has had an MRI yet, which is curious since it is three days since the injury.

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Rangers should go for AL's top seed

While most teams would prefer resting their starters before the postseason, Texas should try its best to lock up home-field advantage.The Rangers are 51-26 at home and 42-39 on the road, which explains why. What we learned Tuesday

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Tuesday's longest home runs

Miguel Cabrera hit yet another home run that traveled over 440 feet, but he was bested on Tuesday by a player with just six homers in 100 games this season -- Eduardo Escobar. Yoenis Cespedes also reached 440 feet on his blast.

Stephen A. says Romo gets the 'moderate' respect he deserves (1:53)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday's matchup between Oklahoma State and Texas figures to be a massive swing game for both teams. Oklahoma State has never started out 2-3 under Mike Gundy. Texas is currently an FPI in three of its next four games, not including its trip to Stillwater.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

In four meetings as Big 12 opponents, the average margin of victory between Oklahoma and TCU is 3.8 points. No team has won by more than a touchdown, either.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech will host two ESPN 100 prospects for visits, beginning tomorrow: Trae Young (No. 15) and Victor Bailey Jr. (No. 90).

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