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Perez plates a pair in AFL

Rangers outfield prospect Yanio Perez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs during Monday's Arizona Fall League action, bringing his average to .321 through eight games. The 22-year-old slashed .280/.343/.434 with 14 homers and 66 RBIs at low-A and high-A this past season.

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Two road challenges await TCU

On Saturday, the Horned Frogs will attempt to remain playing an Iowa State team that ended Oklahoma's unbeaten run. Two weeks later, TCU faces its toughest game of the year, as it heads to Norman to face the Sooners in a game that could make or break both teams' CFP chances.

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Linebacker Sean Lee suffered a quadriceps bruise in the second half Sunday against San Francisco but Jason Garrett said he expects Lee to practice Wednesday and play without any issue against Washington. Lee missed the previous two games with a hamstring strain.

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Jason Garrett did not put a specific timeframe on Dan Bailey's ability to return from a groin strain but said it would be "at least a couple weeks."

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Steph Curry's scouting report on Dennis Smith Jr.: "Super athletic guard that knows how to play the game. I think that's the most underrated aspect of his game, just the way he sees the floor, the way he tries to get his teammates involved. And he can shoot it. A lot of people fall in love with the way he can high fly and play above the rim at times, just his explosiveness, but the thing that's going to help him be a long-lasting pro and probably an All-Star one day in this league is his ability to play that five-man basketball and get other guys involved and use his strengths to open up looks for other teammates. You never know how a rookie is going to transition into that mindset, as a point guard especially, and he's shown that he can do that. I'm sure that'll continue and only get better."

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Zeke's balanced attack

Just how dominant the Cowboys' O-line can be was on display Sunday. Ezekiel Elliott found daylight from every direction en route to racking up 147 yards and two scores on the ground.

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Dennis Smith Jr. on Steph Curry: "He's debatably the best point guard in the league. That's the goal I'm trying to get to."

Smith Jr. says he will play Monday against Warriors (0:20)

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Dennis Smith Jr.: "I'm playing tonight." He said the Mavs were being cautious with minor swelling in his knee.

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Recruiting Insiders: Week 8 news

Notre Dame and Miami had the biggest weekends. The Irish routed USC in front of a number of top targets while the Hurricanes bolstered their class with a new commitment.

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Ruling ensures RB Elliott another week on field

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be available to play Sunday against the Redskins after a judge rejected the NFL's request for an expedited hearing over an injunction of his six-game suspension.

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After each exceeded expectations yesterday, the Rams and Cowboys improved their respective FPI ratings more than any other team this week (so far). On the other side of the coin, the Cardinals' rating dropped a massive 4.2 points, while the Colts and 49ers fell a good bit, too.