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Stephen A.: Jones has 'never really supported Dak Prescott' (1:01)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have finalized their Jason Garrett's staff by adding Markus Paul as a strength and conditioning coach. He worked under Mike Woicik with the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots and had been with the New York Giants since 2007. He joins Brett Bech and Kendall Smith on Woicik's staff.

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Seguin nets 30th goal of season in Stars win (0:40)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF's Shaquem Griffin was named the winner of the first Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award Thursday at The Star in Frisco, Texas. "It shows what I'm doing is the right thing," Griffin said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones wants to sign defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to a long-term deal but made it clear the team will use the franchise tag if a deal isn't reached by March 6. "We won't let D-Law not be a Dallas Cowboy next year," Jones said.

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NBA to roll out new improper conduct hotline

In the aftermath of allegations of harassment toward employees in the Mavericks organization, the NBA is instituting a confidential hotline for team and league employees to register concerns of improper conduct, according to a memo obtained by ESPN.

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Will No. 8 Kansas clinch record-breaking Big-12 championship? (0:59)
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The courts of Harlem shaped Mohamed Bamba (5:08)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on the team's owner Mark Cuban saying the Mavericks should tank the rest of the season, "I've talked to the team about that. I've talked to Mark in great detail about it last night. He apologized profusely for those comments. I think he's embarrassed by it. The circumstances are important, but what is important are a couple things -- I know that the $600,000 fine [levied by the NBA on Wednesday], he is going to match that fine and donate the money to a charity. It's going to be an important charity; I'm not sure which one. As far as our team, we've played with a lot of fight all year long. We'll continue to do that and that's how we're going to proceed."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on the Sports Illustrated investigation into the Mavericks: "First of all, I'm grateful we live in a place in time where people have the courage to speak up about things like this. I also have a 13-year-old daughter and I want her to know that it's both brave and safe to speak out and that's very important to me and it should be important to everybody. What I can tell you is there is going to be a thorough investigation into this from an outside group led by two people at the top of their profession." He added, "These people are the best of the best. Their findings are going to go directly to [Mavericks owner] Mark Cuban and [NBA Comissioner] Adam Silver and the Mavericks will abide by whatever recommendations are made. I'll tell you that when it comes to anything involving the Mavericks, Mark Cuban is a believer in extreme ownership, extreme accountability and he is highly motivated to get this resolved in an expeditious but thorough fashion. No steps will be skipped here." Said Carlisle, "Things happen for a reason. Any problem or crisis presents an opportunity and this is an opportunity for us to get something fixed."

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Nowitzki is 'disappointed' by allegations against Mavs' organization (1:26)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on Mavericks owner Mark Cuban saying his team should tank the rest of the season: "I think you cannot really play to lose in this league. I've been around too long. We're all competitors. I think the young guys, when you're out there, you've got to compete. If you don't, you lose market value. You might get hurt. There are all these things that can happen if you don't play your minutes hard. That's my advice to all the young guys -- play your minutes hard, get better and whatever happens, happens. I think players never play to lose in this league. It might happen, but we don't play for it. I still love to compete. That's one big reason why I'm still out here -- because I enjoy being out there and playing against some of these guys that are half my age and trying to be out there and help the guys win or help the guys get better or improve and use my experience. I'll never stand for losing on purpose. That's not who I am."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on the Sports Illustrated report of about a culture of misogyny and predatory sexual behavior within the Mavericks organization: "It's tough. It's very disappointing. It's heartbreaking. I'm glad it's all coming out. I was disgusted when I read the article, obviously, as everybody was. I was shocked about some of the stuff. So really, really disappointed that our franchise, that my franchise, that stuff like that was going on. It's very sad and disappointing. But I think [Mavericks owner Mark Cuban] is trying to step up and lead this franchise to the right direction and that is hiring investigators, finding out all the little details that we have to know as a franchise what really was going on. I think Mark is going to step up here...As a franchise, obviously, we feel bad for the victims and for what happened to some of these ladies. Like I said, it's truly, truly disgusting. Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with some of these victims."

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Oklahoma State upsets No. 6 Texas Tech (0:55)