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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

From 2012-15, Dez Bryant averaged .239 fantasy points per snap when Tony Romo was his quarterback, compared to .144 when Romo was on the sidelines. For a player who usually plays 50-55 snaps per game, that's roughly a five fantasy point difference per contest.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has suffered a compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae, according to a source. While Jason Garrett wouldn't put a timeline on Romo's return, he is looking at 6-10 weeks to recover.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I've been on record already this summer about the NFC East race: the Washington Redskins are the most complete team in the division. Today's news on Cowboys QB Tony Romo only reinforced that position. Redskins will repeat as division champs.

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58mTodd Archer

Doubt Jason Witten at your own fantasy peril

At 34, Jason Witten's fantasy ceiling might be limited. But with Tony Romo back, the tight end should still exceed the numbers projected for him.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo broke his bone in his back but did not rule the quarterback out of the season opener against the New York Giants. Romo hurt his back in the third play of Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas QB commit Sam Ehlinger, an ESPN 300 recruit, accounted for 314 total yards and 2 TDs on Friday night to lead Austin Westlake to a 32-29 upset of No. 1 ranked Katy in their season opener.

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Friday's longest home runs

Adrian Beltre's 445-foot home run was his longest in three years and also the longest of the day. Mark Teixeira, Russell Martin, Yonder Alonso and Rickie Weeks round out the list of long balls.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

John Stephen Jones, grandson of Cowboys owner Jerry and son of executive VP Stephen, completed 18 of 22 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns in his debut at Highland Park High School Friday. He's only a junior.

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Indians have hit parade in rout over Rangers (1:01)
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16hJake Trotter

Big 12 mailbag: Talking actual football

As the season openers loom, the talk in the Big 12 mailbag turns serious, including how good two QBs named Hill -- and a RB named Hill -- will be.

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Hoge: Elliott needs to make changes (1:18)

Lineup: Rangers (75-53) vs. Indians (72-54)

  • 1. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Carlos Gomez, LF (R)
  • 9. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • SP: Martin Perez, LHP
  • Daily lineups

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Dallas Cowboy panic? Or in Dak we trust? (1:39)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texas Rangers have placed relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress on the Major League Baseball restricted list for Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Jeffress, who has a 4.00 ERA in nine appearances after being acquired at the trade deadline, was arrested this morning and charged with driving while intoxicated. That incident has prevented Jeffress from attending Friday night's game and fulfilling his contract. "The Rangers are certainly disappointed in Jeremy's actions of early this morning," said President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels. "We have been in touch with Jeremy's representatives and Major League Baseball, and are continuing to work through this situation and gather more information."

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Mike Greenberg: Elliott shouldn't be scrutinized (1:41)
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What if the Cowboys' star was a boot?

The Cowboys' star is iconic (just ask Terrell Owens), but it was almost taken off Dallas helmets more than 50 years ago. As Paul Lukas explains, a cowboy boot nearly took its place. Uni Watch's Friday Flashback