DALLAS Teams

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of tonight's Sweet 16 games: North Carolina -7 vs. Butler O/U 155; Baylor -3 vs. South Carolina O/U 135.5; UCLA -1.5 vs. Kentucky O/U 167; Florida -1 vs. Wisconsin O/U 131

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have reached a deal with veteran offensive lineman Byron Bell on Friday, according to sources, giving them some flexibility in their search for Doug Free's replacement at right tackle. Bell has started 72 games in his career with most of them coming at right tackle. Free informed the Cowboys before free agency began that he intended to retire.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

About three hours before South Carolina and Baylor tip off in the East Regional, the bright lights (and scoreboard) are on inside Madison Square Garden.

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Florida, South Carolina have chance to advance (1:37)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cal QB Davis Webb has "12-15 more" meetings with NFL teams scheduled. He wouldn't elaborate on details, but when asked by a local Bay Area reporter, he did indicate that San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has been in contact. Webb, whose draft stock has been rising, plans to watch the NFL Draft at his Dallas area home with former teammates from both Cal and Texas Tech. "It'll be an interesting mix," he said.

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Day: Positive outcome in mom's lung surgery

In a text message delivered by his agent, Jason Day said his mother is resting comfortably after lung cancer surgery and that doctors are optimistic about her recovery.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have free-agent offensive lineman Byron Bell in for a visit to The Star. Bell missed last season with the Tennessee Titans due to a dislocated ankle. He has tackle and guard experience and could be viewed as a contender at right tackle for the Cowboys with the impending retirement of Doug Free. Bell met with the Green Bay Packers earlier in the week.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Michigan DE Taco Charlton said he believed he is a Top 15 guy. Has visits set up with Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Miami. Met last night with Saints, Steelers, Ravens and Titans.

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Irvin has faith in Elliott's turnaround (1:33)
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Mickelson reaches final 16, 1st time since '04

Phil Mickelson has made it past the third round of the WGC-Match Play for the first time since 2004 after closing out J.B. Holmes 6 and 5 to win his group with a 3-0 record.

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI gives Baylor north of a 70 percent chance to beat South Carolina in Friday's Sweet 16 matchup (7:29 p.m. ET). The Gamecocks' tournament run has been propelled by strong second-half play. South Carolina scored a school-record 65 points in the second half against Duke.

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Stephen A. clashes with Irvin over Cowboys (2:08)