Cowboys' remaining schedule will cause problems (1:50)

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Dennis Smith Jr. on Steph Curry: "He's debatably the best point guard in the league. That's the goal I'm trying to get to."

Smith Jr. says he will play Monday against Warriors (0:20)

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Dennis Smith Jr.: "I'm playing tonight." He said the Mavs were being cautious with minor swelling in his knee.

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Recruiting Insiders: Week 8 news

Notre Dame and Miami had the biggest weekends. The Irish routed USC in front of a number of top targets while the Hurricanes bolstered their class with a new commitment.

NFL not letting up with Elliott suspension (0:48)
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Ruling ensures RB Elliott another week on field

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be available to play Sunday against the Redskins after a judge rejected the NFL's request for an expedited hearing over an injunction of his six-game suspension.

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After each exceeded expectations yesterday, the Rams and Cowboys improved their respective FPI ratings more than any other team this week (so far). On the other side of the coin, the Cardinals' rating dropped a massive 4.2 points, while the Colts and 49ers fell a good bit, too.

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Elliott makes history vs. 49ers

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received the opportunity to play on Sunday and he made the most of his chance, running all over San Francisco and into the Dallas record books.

Zeke's 72-yard TD is history repeated (0:58)
Jones 'proud' of the way Cowboys acted during national anthem (0:44)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The most encouraging thing for the Cowboys going forward would be to know they would have Ezekiel Elliott for the rest of the season, but they won't know that for sure for a week if not longer. But the play of the offensive line is the biggest reason for the Cowboys to have hope whether Elliott is carrying the ball or Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden or Rod Smith. After Elliott ran for 85 yards on 13 carries in the fourth quarter against Green Bay, the Cowboys ran 43 times for 265 yards and three touchdowns against San Francisco. If the line can continue to be as dominant as they have been in their last five quarters, the Cowboys can still be a factor in the NFC.

Cowboys' upcoming stretch could define season (0:49)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys were as dominant as they have been all season in their 40-10 win against San Francisco. Was it the start of a run to get them back to the playoffs? The next four games against Washington, Kansas City, Atlanta and Philadelphia will very well tell the story of their season.

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Dak Prescott had his 7th career game with a passing TD & a rushing TD. That's as many as Troy Aikman had during his entire Cowboys career.

Zeke is in good spirits after big performance in San Francisco (0:34)