The Cowboys are in trouble. Or are they? Kareem Hunt will be the best of the rookie running backs. Or will it be someone else? We're examining early-season storylines for legitimacy and sustainability in Week 2's lessons.
Since they burst onto the scene last season, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott haven't faced anything like the scrutiny they will this week.
Dallas' young quarterback appeared out of sync as the Cowboys' offense couldn't find its rhythm in the loss to Denver.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Texas WR Armanti Foreman suffered a sprained wrist at USC. He will be limited this week, but is expected to return to practice next week. The Longhorns are off Saturday.
Kenny Hill threw for four touchdowns in the Frogs' 56-36 win over SMU. Three of those scoring passes came in the final 7 1/2 minutes of the first half, including a successful Hail Mary in the closing seconds that stunned the Mustangs.
Play-action ain't the same in Dallas
After eviscerating teams when using run fakes last season, Dak Prescott has been exceedingly ineffective on such plays through two games. With Dallas' run game struggling on Sunday, only three of Prescott's attempts came out of play-action, with all three falling incomplete.
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett pointed to two plays on Sunday in which running back Ezekiel Elliott's effort appeared diminished and said he will address his concerns with Elliott.
Our two experts are split over which school will come out on top in the Big 12. They do agree on which state the league winner will come from.
Set to take over as the NBA's official apparel provider this season, Nike gave us a first look at every team's new alternate uniform designs on Friday.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Jason Garrett said he will have a discussion with Ezekiel Elliott's effort on covering two interceptions in Sunday's loss to Denver. Garrett has yet to speak with Elliott but he was disappointed. "That's not the way we play," Garrett said.
Rudolph takes home Big 12 honor
Mason Rudolph led Oklahoma State to touchdowns on all seven drives of the first half against Pitt. While Texas fell just short of the upset over USC, DeShon Elliott still picked off Sam Darnold twice. Ja'Deion High's blocked punt gave Texas Tech a short field for a TD in its win over Arizona State.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Defensive end Damontre Moore is eligible to rejoin the Cowboys today after serving his two-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy. The Cowboys get a one-day roster exemption. They will need to release a player to fit Moore on the 53-man roster on Tuesday.
Rare rough day for Dak
Sunday was the Cowboys' biggest loss since Week 10 of 2013, let alone in the Dak Prescott era. It was also Prescott's first regular-season loss to a non-divisional opponent (10-0 entering the week), and it featured the QB's first career pick-six. (ESPN Stats & Info)
What's been the best performance so far this week? What's been the most surprising result? And which teams off to a 2-0 start look most playoff-ready? Vote now.
Zeke, Fitz, Diggs top fantasy duds
Ezekiel Elliott, Larry Fitzgerald and Stefon Diggs started in 100 percent of fantasy leagues on ESPN. And yet the trio combined for just 16.4 points on Sunday.
A U.S. District Court judge in Texas on Monday denied the NFL's request for an emergency stay of injunction that is allowing suspended Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to play.
Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel and Ryan McGee discussed what can be learned from the USC/Texas and Florida/Tennessee thrillers, Mississippi State and Clemson's big wins and more. Plus, a conversation with Mark Schlabach on the state of the SEC and another installment of "Talk Nerdy To Me."
Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer
Texas coach Tom Herman said that when the Longhorns return to practice on Tuesday, Shane Buechele will get most of the reps with the first team. Sam Ehlinger, the true freshman who started the last two games, will also get reps. Herman declined to name a starter for the Iowa State game, which is 10 days away.
A coach's decisions in a three-score game don't determine the outcome, but they do raise some questions.
Take a look back at the best performances of Week 3 in the Big 12 and look ahead to Week 4.
In Week 4's college football look ahead, Will Harris examines Arkansas' must-win SEC matchup and explores the impact of the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks' tough loss to Cincinnati.