The Dallas Cowboys signed rookie wide receiver and North Mesquite product Lanear Sampson to the practice squad on Tuesday, filling the void left on the squad by defensive lineman Jason Vega, who was promoted to the active roster last Friday.
Sampson was a teammate of the team’s third round pick, Terrance Williams, at Baylor. He went undrafted but went to training camp with the Colts. He was cut in late August and remained without a team until Tuesday.
In his senior season of 2012, Sampson posted career highs in receptions (52), receiving yards (646) and touchdowns (six). While working with Robert Griffin III in 2011, he posted 42 catches, 572 yards and three touchdowns.
If the Cowboys are high on the idea of Baylor receivers, we’d imagine it has something to do with the emergence of Williams. With Miles Austin hurting, Williams has a touchdown in each of the team’s past three games, and has 249 receiving yards over that span.
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