DALLAS Teams

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UCLA makes a statement in this week's college basketball Power Rankings (1:37)
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Offensive line allows Cowboys to be great (1:01)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys Dec. 18 meeting against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been flexed to Sunday night. As a result the Cowboys will play on primetime in four straight games. They played last Thursday night and will meet the New York Giants on Dec. 11 on Sunday night. They play the Detroit Lions on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," on Dec. 26.

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What to look for in Georgia vs. TCU matchup (3:12)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dallas Cowboys have qualified for the playoffs with Washington's loss to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. With a win next week against the New York Giants, the Cowboys can clinch their second NFC East title in three years.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington's loss clinches a playoff spot for the Cowboys and, as of now, moves the Buccaneers into the second NFC wild card spot.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU was a playoff darkhorse in August. The Horned Frogs, at 6-6, are headed to the Liberty bowl to face Georgia after four straight home defeats. On Saturday, in a 30-6 home loss to Kansas State, TCU's streak of 41 straight games with a sack -- tied for the longest nationally and second longest in Big 12 history -- came to an end. Some soul-searching ahead for coach Gary Patterson's program.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor's lead-up to the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, Dec. 27 against Boise State, looks set to rate as one of the strangest in postseason history. Interim coach Jim Grobe is on his way out. Some of the assistants figure to get new jobs this month. A coaching hire, presumably, will serve as the priority for program that needs desperately to recruit. As for the players, it's safe to wonder about their motivation level after six straight losses.

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Deron Williams out-assists Bulls

His 15 assists in the Mavs' win over the Bulls on Saturday were six more than Chicago's entire team. It was the first time a player had more assists than the opposing team since January 2011, when Rajon Rondo's 16 assists with the Celtics were six more than the Lakers, notes the Elias Sports Bureau.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU was a playoff darkhorse in August. The Horned Frogs, at 6-6, are headed to the Liberty bowl to face Georgia after four straight home defeats. On Saturday, in a 30-6 home loss to Kansas, TCU's streak of 41 straight games with a sack -- tied for the longest nationally and second longest in Big 12 history -- came to an end. Some soul-searching ahead for coach Gary Patterson's program.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

With Detroit leading the high-flying Saints 10-0, note that the Lions have held seven of their first 11 opponents under 21 points. That was tied for the NFL lead with the Cowboys, Seahawks, Ravens, Patriots, Chiefs and Vikings. Which two teams do not belong? It has to be the Cowboys and Lions. Just shows how well they have controlled games offensively, and how their defenses are probably better than anticipated.

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NFL's top four teams (3:03)