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Friday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Friday, including the Cowboys being cautious with quarterback Tony Romo after he suffered a back injury vs. the Seahawks.

Cowboys make smart choice to sit Romo after back injury (1:36)
Gomez homers in debut as Rangers blank Indians (0:59)
Kipnis prefers to keep his distance from Odor (0:17)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Romo's night is over because of a back injury. The team is saying it is a coaches' decision. Romo has played in 16 snaps this preseason and is unlikely to play in the preseason finale Sept. 1 against Houston.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys rookie RB Zeke Elliott has looked impressive tonight. Runs hard, drops his pads on contact & has the vision to find daylight. Speed to get to the edge, too.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Cowboys start their second series Tony Romo remains on the sideline with Dak Prescott taking the first team snaps.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU has released its depth chart

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Romo took two steps on to the field after missing three snaps but he was sent back to the sideline. He did not sit down while getting examined by doctors. He is now throwing passes on the sideline

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Romo is down after a sack by Cliff Avril as he was sliding to ground. Avril was on top of Romo and he appeared to jam his back into the ground. He was able to walk off on own power.

Rangers rolling behind Beltre's three-run blast (0:32)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Gomez hits a three-run homer in his first at-bat for the Rangers, giving Texas 3-0 lead against Cleveland. Gomez, released by Houston earlier this month, was called up today after playing three games in Triple-A.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 13 TCU has its starting quarterback: Kenny Hill. Gary Patterson just made the announcement after the Frogs' practice today. The Texas A&M transfer had a good competition with sophomore Foster Sawyer. Hill's SEC experience and ability to make plays in the run game were hard to beat.

Lineup: Rangers (74-53) vs. Indians (72-53)

  • 1. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R))
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Carlos Gomez, LF (R)
  • 9. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
  • Daily lineups

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The Rangers have two of baseball's top baserunners in Ian Desmond and Adrian Beltre. How were they ranked? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

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Are Frogs developing into blue blood?

TCU has been in four leagues since Gary Patterson took over in 2000, but the Horned Frogs have found their home in the Big 12. They've come close to crashing the CFP, and they're climbing higher. Who could achieve blue-blood status? (Insider)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Gomez makes his Texas Rangers debut playing left field and hitting seventh.

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2016 season preview: Texas Longhorns

Texas coach Charlie Strong has another roster filled with young talent, but needs it to mature in time to hold up against a tough early schedule.

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Cowboys' non-QB MVP: Tyron Smith

There were plenty of options for Todd Archer to choose from, including Dez Bryant and Sean Lee. But Smith would be very hard to replace at left tackle, and keeping Tony Romo upright is awfully important. Non-QB MVPs