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Cowboys are the underdog without Bryant

FPI gives the 49ers the slight edge at home against the Cowboys this weekend as Dez Bryant will miss the game.

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Tyron Smith questionable vs. San Francisco

The Cowboys could be without starting left tackle Tyron Smith, who is dealing with tightness in his back, for the second straight game.

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Pokes favored over Horns in Stillwater

The road team has won the past seven meetings, and Texas has won eight straight in Stillwater dating to 1997. FPI gives Oklahoma State a 67 percent chance to end both of those streaks. Week 5's top games (Insider)

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Sooners favored to bounce back

Oklahoma comes off a much-needed bye week. FPI still has confidence in the unranked Sooners after two losses to quality opponents, and favors them at No. 21 TCU by about 3.5 points. Week 5's top games (Insider)

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Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game at San Francisco. He did not practice during the week after being diagnosed with a tibial plateau fracture in his right knee. Last week cornerback Orlando Scandrick was listed as questionable after not practicing during the week with hamstring strains on both legs and did not play vs. Chicago. Bryant said he and the team will "play it safe," with the injury.

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Who will win: 49ers or Cowboys?

The Cowboys look to survive the absence of Dez Bryant, but have done well with Dak Prescott in place of Tony Romo. The 49ers will try to run the ball on Dallas' 20th-ranked rush defense. Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

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Big 12 roundtable: What's at stake in Week 5?

Several Big 12 teams (K-State, West Virginia, Texas) have a lot to gain this week, but ESPN's Big 12 writers agree that Oklahoma has the most to lose.

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Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant expressed regret as to how he handled his two-day absence from the team earlier in the week. He said he is day to day with his tibial plateau fracture in his right leg but he would play it safe in determining when he would play again.

Salah Mejri working his way back (0:12)

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Mavs C Salah Mejri, who had offseason knee surgery, has yet to be cleared for full practice participation. "We don't want any setbacks or yo-yos," Rick Carlisle said. "We want him to get healthy and stay healthy."

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A slimmer Wesley Matthews feels great about 18 months removed from a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Proof:

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Only a few easy games left for Texas

No. 22 Texas has less than a 50 percent chance to win in four of its five games in October, according to ESPN's FPI. In November, three of the Horns' four games project as nearly a coin flip.

Hunt for October: Where things stand

The Rangers have clinched the AL West. Their magic number is one to clinch home-field advantage throughout the postseason (with a win or a Red Sox loss). What's at stake this weekend

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One of the nation's top 2018 prospects is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to TCU Saturday for the Horned Frogs' game against Oklahoma. Terrace Marshall of Bossier City (Louisiana) Parkway will be in Fort Worth for the game, and the 6-foot-3, 189-pound 2018 prospect ranks as the third-best junior receiver. He's also the top underclass prospect in Louisiana and the No. 28 player in the country, so his visit is a key one for TCU. Marshall has a long list of national offers, including Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and others.

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Dez Bryant will not practice today but Jason Garrett will not rule the Cowboys wide receiver out of Sunday's game at San Francisco yet. If left tackle Tyron Smith (back) practices it will be in a limited fashion. He did not play last week against the Chicago Bears.

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TCU is scheduled to host an Oklahoma commitment on an official visit this weekend when the Horned Frogs play host to the Sooners. ESPN 300 receiver Jalen Reagor of Waxahachie (Texas) High School said late this week he is still scheduled to visit Fort Worth, despite being a longtime commitment to the Sooners. Reagor, the 74th player in the ESPN 300 and 10th-ranked receiver, took a trip to OU two weeks ago when the Sooners were blown out by Ohio State and at the time he said he was "100 percent solid," but many recruiters believe the Horned Frogs have a legitimate shot at eventually flipping his commitment. Reagor also said he is likely will take other official visits, too.