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Two Mavs get preseason MIP votes

Seth Curry and Harrison Barnes both received a vote for Most Improved Player in our NBA writers panel's preseason predictions. Curry and Barnes look to take steps forward in their first seasons in Dallas. Predictions: Most Improved

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Harrell, Tolleson clear outright waivers

On Tuesday, the Texas Rangers outrighted Shawn Tolleson, who began 2016 as the team's closer, and Lucas Harrell, whom they acquired in July. Both were on the 60-day disabled list.

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Carlisle snags preseason CoY vote

Rick Carlisle grabbed a single Coach of the Year vote in our NBA writers panel's preseason predictions. Carlisle will try to coax the most out of a new-look roster featuring Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes. Predictions: CoY

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Wentz-Prescott marks a rare meeting

Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Sunday night's game will be the first meeting of two rookie QBs with a combined win percentage over .750 (min. three starts each) since the 1970 merger. By the numbers, Prescott has been the better QB of late.

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Tony Romo lanzó pases en la práctica del miércoles de los Cowboys

Estuvo en la práctica, desequipado, y lanzó pases a sus receptores equipados en drills por posiciones por primera vez desde que se lesionó. Leer

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Perhaps Dak is better without Dez

The Cowboys are obviously happy to have Dez Bryant back and healthy, but Dak Prescott has been much more effective targeting other receivers this season.

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FPI: Eagles-Cowboys just an OK matchup

Two of the league's best, fighting for NFC East supremacy in prime time. Top billing, right? FPI only ranks Sunday night's matchup as the sixth-best game of the weekend. FPI game rater

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Week 9 in the Big 12: What to watch for

This week in the Big 12, Baylor takes aim at Texas after a week off, West Virginia faces a tough matchup at Oklahoma State and more.

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Cowboys remain in great spot after bye

By FPI's measure, only the Vikings have better playoff odds than the Cowboys. Football Outsiders has the Seahawks in front as well, but still pegs Dallas' chances well over 80 percent. Playoff odds (Insider)

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Squaring up NFC East rivals

Dallas' visit to Philadelphia on Sunday night should be one of the weekend's best battles. Our Insiders wonder which rookie-led team will finish with the better record in 2016? Insider roundtable

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is on the practice field for the first time since training camp but not in uniform Wednesday as he continues his comeback from a compression fracture in his back. He threw passes during the pat-and-go warmup, took some turns in individual drills and threw passes in routes in air during the open portion of practice to the media. Jason Garrett said Romo will not practice today but he has had some good rehab work over the last few days.