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Who will win: 49ers or Cowboys?

The Cowboys look to survive the absence of Dez Bryant, but have done well with Dak Prescott in place of Tony Romo. The 49ers will try to run the ball on Dallas' 20th-ranked rush defense. Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

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Big 12 roundtable: What's at stake in Week 5?

Several Big 12 teams (K-State, West Virginia, Texas) have a lot to gain this week, but ESPN's Big 12 writers agree that Oklahoma has the most to lose.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant expressed regret as to how he handled his two-day absence from the team earlier in the week. He said he is day to day with his tibial plateau fracture in his right leg but he would play it safe in determining when he would play again.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs C Salah Mejri, who had offseason knee surgery, has yet to be cleared for full practice participation. "We don't want any setbacks or yo-yos," Rick Carlisle said. "We want him to get healthy and stay healthy."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A slimmer Wesley Matthews feels great about 18 months removed from a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Proof:

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Only a few easy games left for Texas

No. 22 Texas has less than a 50 percent chance to win in four of its five games in October, according to ESPN's FPI. In November, three of the Horns' four games project as nearly a coin flip.

Hunt for October: Where things stand

The Rangers have clinched the AL West. Their magic number is one to clinch home-field advantage throughout the postseason (with a win or a Red Sox loss). What's at stake this weekend

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

One of the nation's top 2018 prospects is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to TCU Saturday for the Horned Frogs' game against Oklahoma. Terrace Marshall of Bossier City (Louisiana) Parkway will be in Fort Worth for the game, and the 6-foot-3, 189-pound 2018 prospect ranks as the third-best junior receiver. He's also the top underclass prospect in Louisiana and the No. 28 player in the country, so his visit is a key one for TCU. Marshall has a long list of national offers, including Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and others.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dez Bryant will not practice today but Jason Garrett will not rule the Cowboys wide receiver out of Sunday's game at San Francisco yet. If left tackle Tyron Smith (back) practices it will be in a limited fashion. He did not play last week against the Chicago Bears.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

TCU is scheduled to host an Oklahoma commitment on an official visit this weekend when the Horned Frogs play host to the Sooners. ESPN 300 receiver Jalen Reagor of Waxahachie (Texas) High School said late this week he is still scheduled to visit Fort Worth, despite being a longtime commitment to the Sooners. Reagor, the 74th player in the ESPN 300 and 10th-ranked receiver, took a trip to OU two weeks ago when the Sooners were blown out by Ohio State and at the time he said he was "100 percent solid," but many recruiters believe the Horned Frogs have a legitimate shot at eventually flipping his commitment. Reagor also said he is likely will take other official visits, too.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

With Oklahoma in town, it's a prime opportunity for the Horned Frogs to impress recruits and one of TCU's most important targets is scheduled for an official visit this weekend. Coveted junior-college offensive tackle Jordan Agasiva of Pima (Arizona) Community College is slated to visit, and the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder lists Auburn, TCU, Oregon State and Utah as his top teams. He visited The Plains last weekend and gave the Tigers high marks, but he insists he'll take all of his visits before making a decision. Agasiva is on pace to graduate from Pima in December and enroll at a four-year school in January. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

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Bears heavily favored in four Big 12 games

No. 13 Baylor has a greater than 70 percent chance to win four of its remaining Big 12 games, including the next two contests, according to ESPN's FPI.

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How to bet Dallas-San Francisco

Where does the betting value lie in the Dallas-San Francisco Week 4 matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice.

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