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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Closing arguments have ended and Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines is reading the jury instructions in the Jourdan Lewis misdemeanor domestic violence trial. During closing arguments, the accuser and the accuser's mother, who also testified, sat in the last row of the courtroom for at least part of closing statements.

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Garrett, Cowboys standing by decision to release Whitehead (0:34)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins has agreed to a two-year extension through 2019 worth up to $16 million, according to sources. Collins, who joined the Cowboys in 2015 as an undrafted free agent, is expected to be the starting right tackle this season. He started 14 games at left guard in his first two seasons.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

John Shea, the attorney for Jourdan Lewis, argued in his closing statement that the case is all about "context." He argued to the jury that it was all responses to the accuser's actions and that he tried to get out of the apartment.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett's press conference lasted a little more than three minutes when he mostly refused to move off a stock answer regarding the Cowboys' decision to cut wide receiver Lucky Whitehead: "We made a decision yesterday that we think is the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys and we've moved on," Garrett said.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett also defiant when answering questions about Lucky Whitehead stating over and over again, "We've made a decision yesterday that we feel was in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys, and we are moving on."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Assistant Washtenaw County Prosecutor Lou Danner III opened his closing statement in the Jourdan Lewis domestic violence trial the same way he opened his opening statement: He knew what he was doing. He knew what he was doing was wrong. Yet he did it anyway. Danner III then reviewed the facts of the case again with the jury, including going through the accuser telling Jourdan Lewis it was not ok for her to be struck by a pillow after the first strike and he did it anyway. He also took the tape measure out and placed it on the stand in front of the jury to show the distance between the accuser and Lewis during the pillow throwing.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

#Cowboys VP Stephen Jones channeled his inner Marshawn Lynch answering every question on Lucky Whitehead with... "We've made a decision."

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett giving the team a pretty long speech after their morning walk through here in Oxnard. About 10 minutes now.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jourdan Lewis is now NOT testifying in his misdemeanor domestic violence trial. Both the prosecution and defense have rested. A brief break before the start of closing arguments. Lewis not testifying is somewhat of a surprise based off John Shea's opening statement yesterday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

On the video of Jourdan Lewis' initial interview with police, he tells them over and over he just wanted to leave the house. He said the accuser wanted him to apologize because he kept the light on when he fell asleep. In the video he says she can call whoever she would like but he wanted to leave the house. In the video, he said he wanted to try and leave the house without touching her.

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Cowboys need to own up to Whitehead mistake (1:24)
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The prosecution is showing the police car interview footage of Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis talking with Ann Arbor police. Here is part of that footage.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lunch break is over as the prosecution is continuing with its case in the misdemeanor domestic violence trial of Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis. Ann Arbor Police Department officer Jenkins. Earlier, officer Mark Pulford testified Jenkins handled some of the interviews with Lewis and the accuser.

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4hDan Szymborski

Throw in the towel: Texas Rangers

With Yu Darvish heading into free agency and the Rangers needing a miracle to catch the Astros in the division race, perhaps it's best to play for next year.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Lucky Whitehead's agent, Dave Rich, said he will sit down with the former Cowboys wide receiver to discuss options legally or with the NFL Players Association after Prince William County Police confirmed it was a case of mistaken identity from a June 22 arrest. Rich said he believes the Cowboys made an example of Whitehead in part because of the off-field issues that have hit the team over the last month. "They needed to make an example of somebody to get those boys' heads on straight. It is calculated. But I get it. It's business … Jason Garrett said it. They needed to do what's in the best interest of the Cowboys. I think they're wrong, but I get it."

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Buster Olney

Rangers' history with Dodgers something to watch

The Rangers have an ace Yu Darvish, the Dodgers need an ace with Clayton Kershaw's injury, and considering the history of Texas GM Jon Daniels and Los Angeles' Andrew Friedman, watch out for a trade a trade deadline deal.

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