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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas LB Malik Jefferson, the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year, was asked to describe where his game is at entering his sophomore year. The word he chose: wiser. He feels all caught up to the speed and pressures of the college game now. Will he get to pass rush more this year? "We'll see," Jefferson said. "You know we like to blitz."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas LB Malik Jefferson, the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year, was asked to describe where his game is at entering his sophomore year. The word he chose: wiser. He feels all caught up to the speed and pressures of the college game now. Will he get to pass rush more this year? "We'll see," Jefferson said. "You know we like to blitz."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said he would only share his decision on the Tyrone Swoopes-Shane Buechele quarterback battle with his Texas players. So did he? "No he hasn't," LB Malik Jefferson said. "I saw (Strong said) that. I have no idea as well."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said he would only share his decision on the Tyrone Swoopes-Shane Buechele battle with his Texas players. So did he? "No he hasn't," LB Malik Jefferson said. "I saw (Strong said) that. I have no idea as well."

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Is Colby Lewis' injury a concern?

Lewis, out for two months with a torn right shoulder muscle, leads the Rangers' rotation with a 1.02 WHIP in 15 starts. He's slated to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday and will make one more start after that before the Rangers decide if he's ready to come back to the big leagues. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders

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Jerrod Heard making the move from QB to WR (1:01)
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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas' Jerrod Heard moved from QB to WR in practice this month. He's been studying receivers in college and in the pros and says he's going to be an all-purpose "athlete" this season.

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Madden expects a lot from Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott's rating in Madden 17 brings a whole new meaning to the term "fantasy football." Only one other rookie is rated higher in the virtual world. Ultimate Madden 17 preview

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas QB-turned-WR Jerrod Heard offered no hints on the still undecided quarterback battle: "I do not personally know the starter, before y'all even ask me.

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Bettis not expecting much out of Elliott in first preseason action (1:43)
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Take Two: Favorite uniforms in the Big 12

Whether your preference is tradition and a classic look or the multiple combos that are all the rage, the Big 12 has unis that suit your fancy.

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Ezekiel Elliott mentally ready for NFL action (0:40)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson is undergoing a procedure to clear up an infection on the bottom of his right foot that knocked him out of a couple of practices while the team practiced in Oxnard, California, earlier in the month. Wilson will not be with the team for Thursday's game at Seattle but he expects to return to practice next week in some capacity.

With 13th pick in draft, Mavs would ...

Andrew Bogut isn't the long-term answer at center given his age and injury history. Chad Ford sees Dallas selecting 6-foot-10 Marques Bolden, the Duke freshman who played in nearby DeSoto. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

With 12th pick in draft, Bulls would ...

With Robin Lopez being something of a stopgap in the middle, Chad Ford sees Chicago selecting Texas' Jarrett Allen. The 6-foot-10 freshman won't be an immediate replacement but possesses huge upside. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Is Dez Bryant being overvalued? (1:00)
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Garrett: No long-term concern for Dez (0:38)
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Cowboys taking 'deliberate' approach to injuries (1:47)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant is feeling much better today after suffering a concussion on Monday. Garrett said the hit that caused the concussion was "nondescript," but the team will follow the protocol.

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Two more Cowboys revealed in top 100

A day after Tony Romo, Jason Witten and Travis Frederick were announced, two more offensive players are featured in today's installment. Can you guess who? #NFLRank: 50-26