FOOTBALL Dallas Cowboys -- Signed K Roger Ruzek to a series of one-year contracts; waived seventh-year C George Lilja off injured reserve. Denver Broncos -- Re-signed CB Steve Wilson (ex-Howard); put SS Dennis Smith on IR. Indianapolis Colts -- Waived T Bob Brotzki. Kansas City Chiefs -- Signed FS Deron Cherry to a contract extension through 1991 that the club says makes him its highest-paid player and the NFL's highest-paid defensive back (nearly $850,000 a year, Cherry's agent said). Signed WR Mike Jones, G James Harvey; waived DB David Hollis, TE Rod Jones. Put WR Darrell Colbert, G Byron Ingram on IR. Los Angeles Raiders -- SS Stacey Toran, sprained ankle, out several weeks. Miami Dolphins -- Signed free-agent RB Joe Cribbs and LB Ilia Jarostchuk; waived LB Chris Gaines; put G Tom Toth on IR. New England Patriots -- Waived eighth-year T Art Plunkett. New York Giants -- Signed K Paul McFadden in case Raul Allegre (groin pull) can't kick Sunday against the Redskins. New York Jets -- Waived LB Steve Bullitt. Phoenix Cardinals -- TE Robert Awalt tore left ankle ligaments in practice, could miss three weeks. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Reprimanded CBs Rod Woodson and Delton Hall for involvement in a barroom fight last week. NFL Players of the Week -- AFC: Houston RB Allen Pinkett (ex-Park View HS), Buffalo S Mark Kelso. NFC: San Francisco QB Joe Montana, Dallas DE Ed Jones.

COLLEGES TV Basketball -- NBC's 1988-89 coverage will tip off with Kansas vs. Temple on Dec. 10. NBC will cover nine ACC games in its 19-game slate, climaxing with ACC championship game at Atlanta's Omni March 12.

HOCKEY New York Rangers -- Traded RW Chris Jensen to Philadelphia Flyers for D Michael Boyce, late of Merrimack College.

OBITUARY Stevenson B. (Steve) Snider, 74, who wrote and edited sports 53 years for United Press International until retiring Aug. 24, died Tuesday in New York after heart attack Sunday. After World War II, he wrote UPI's "The Sports Patrol," a six-a-week column, for 24 years.