After shocking Oklahoma State, TCU's chances of winning the Big 12 jumped significantly. If the Horned Frogs upset Oklahoma in November, this could be the year the committee votes them in.
DeMarcus Lawrence continues his hot start
With three sacks on Monday, Lawrence ran his season total to a league-leading 6.5, more than any Cowboy tallied in 2016. It's also the most by a Cowboy through three games since sacks became an official statistic in 1982, surpassing Charles Haley and another DeMarcus (Ware, that is). (ESPN Stats & Info)
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban loaned the team plane to J.J. Barea to transport food, water and supplies to Barea's native Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Maria.
Boom, bust or walk for Gallo, Judge
With the regular season nearly over, Joey Gallo is on pace to set the record for highest percentage of plate appearances (min. 500) ending in a home run, walk or strikeout. Not too far behind is Aaron Judge, who will become the sixth player in history to lead his respective league in all three categories, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Mark Cuban loaned the team plane to J.J. Barea to fly supplies to Puerto Rico. Barea will return tonight with his mother and grandmother.
Prescott caught fire after halftime
After a quiet first half, Dak Prescott made the most of his opportunities after the break, averaging 13.2 yards per attempt with a pair of scores. Prescott also went 4-of-5 on attempts of 15-plus yards Monday night, after going just 4-of-10 on such throws through the first two weeks of the season.
Trout's bomb leads the way Monday
Mike Trout left no doubt on his 30th homer of the season, which paced the league Monday. Marwin Gonzalez and Joey Gallo were each within three feet, while Jonathan Lucroy and Josh Donaldson rounded out the top five.
The dominance of their defensive line was the story in the Cowboys' win in Arizona, something the unit expects to become a trend this season.
The Dallas running game remains a work in progress, but Ezekiel Elliott delivered the tough yards the Cowboys needed to win in Arizona.
One week after having one of the worst games of his career, Dak Prescott showed his toughness and tenacity in leading the Cowboys to a needed win.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
These 10 wide receivers have been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list: Darren Andrews, UCLA; Deontay Burnett, USC; Darren Carrington II, Utah; N'Keal Harry, Arizona State; Steve Ishmael, Syracuse; Gary Jennings, West Virginia; Denzel Mims, Baylor; David Sills V, West Virginia; John Ursua, Hawaii; Caleb Wilson, UCLA.
Aside from teams that are starting from scratch, nearly everyone has a shot to make the postseason -- and we aren't ruling out the Golden Knights. Here are the top candidates for a return to the playoffs in 2018-19.
Coming off the worst defeat of his career, Dak Prescott battled through some early struggles to push the Cowboys to victory at Arizona.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
The Cowboys wanted to maintain what Jerry Jones called the sanctity of the national anthem and the flag in their pregame protest. “The flag and the anthem represent a fight for nearly 250 years for the ideals of our country,” Jason Garrett said. “And I think everybody respected that. You've heard many players form around the league say, This has never been about the flag. This has been about equality and it's been about rights.' We had candid conversations with our team. This country is not perfect. The flag represents the fight and the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of men and women over the last 240 or so years who have been fighting for these ideals all over the world and I think our players understood that. It just felt like it was important to somehow someway demonstrate that and do it in a way that did not involve the flag or the anthem.”
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Jason Witten's comments from the locker room after the team's pregame display: In my 15 years in this league, the brotherhood I've been able to form with guys from different walks, beliefs, thoughts and that's what makes a locker room special. I'm going to stand for the national anthem with my hand over my heart until the day I die. And I respect our country and love and honor the service men that represent our flag and one nation under God with liberty and justice for all. I believe in that. I believe in that wholeheartedly. I also can respect and agree to disagree. That's what a locker room is all about when divisive thoughts come in. There are lots of different ways. That's what special about a locker room because there's a lot of different opinions, lot of different thoughts. What's important to us and it's important for me is that you take the high road and you show unity and you look for a better good. I think our team tried to do that tonight.