Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have restructured the contracts of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith and All-Pro center Travis Frederick, freeing up roughly $17.3 million, moving them under a proposed salary-cap of $168 million for 2017, according to sources. The total cap will be finalized by March 9 when the league year begins. The Cowboys turned roughly $21 million of the $24 million due Smith and Frederick into signing bonus to create the room. Smith was set to make $10 million in 2017, while Frederick was set to make $14.221 million.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say Mavs' approach to deadline isn't impacted by DeMarcus Cousins deal. The Mavs won't pull the plug on fighting for West's final playoff spot. That doesn't necessarily mean the Mavs won't make a trade, but there will not be a fire sale with Dallas veterans.

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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews only secures a score of 11 in the 3-Point Contest. He will not advance to second round.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Commissioner Adam Silver said nothing was resolved when he left the Charles Oakley-Jim Dolan meeting. He is "disheartened" to see that Oakley and Dolan have still not made up but he remains "hopeful" Oakley will return to the Garden. Silver said Oakley was "very emotional" during that meeting and said he would think about it when the meeting ended.

ESPN Stats & Info

Watch: Can Coogs make it six straight?

Houston has surged lately, winning five straight since its loss at SMU on Jan. 21. ESPN's BPI likes the Cougars' chances of getting revenge against the Mustangs on Saturday, albeit by a slim margin. (6 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

So for those wondering why Baylor coach Scott Drew called a timeout in the final possession against Kansas instead of letting it play out, he gave an explanation. Drew said Manu Lecomte had hurt his ankle with seven minutes left and there was concern that if he had to go to a different option he wouldn't have been able to complete the play. Baylor wanted to get the ball to Johnathan Motley. But the play didn't develop the way it wanted out of the timeout and the side out of bounds. Drew said credit Kansas' defense.

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