Elliott has improved in all aspects of his game (0:35)
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Cowboys a virtual lock for No. 1 seed

Football Outsiders gives Dallas nearly a 95 percent chance of taking the NFC's top seed, and ranks them as the top team in all of football thanks to recent injuries to Rob Gronkowski and Earl Thomas. Playoff Odds (Insider)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

One potential landing spot I've heard for recently-dismissed Austin Nichols if he leaves Virginia and doesn't go pro: TCU.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who has been bothered by a sore foot, is not at practice because of a death in his family. Safety J.J. Wilcox (thigh) is also missing practice but linebacker Justin Durant, who did not play last week because of a hamstring strain, is on the field.

Stephen A. reveals the origin of his disdain for the Cowboys (2:25)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut said timetable he's been given for his recovery from a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee is 10 days to 3-4 weeks.

Woody is tired of Jones' focus on Romo (1:23)
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Why did Matt Rhule take the Baylor job?

Matt Rhule faced the question every successful Group of 5 coach has to answer: If a Power 5 opportunity occurs, should you always jump at it? That debate, plus coaching carousel news and notes.