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Surprise teams set to crash CFB's playoff party (1:06)

Los Mavericks regresan con un equipo renovado

La gran diferencia para Dallas con respecto a los años más recientes es que aparecen con más talento alrededor de Dirk Nowitzki. Leer

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Jerry Jones no ofrece respuestas certeras sobre Dez Bryant

Aseguró este martes que su receptor no se había practicado aún el estudio de resonancia magnética en su lesionada rodilla derecha. Leer

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With Tyron Smith suffering back spasms and Doug Free working through a quadriceps strain, the Dallas Cowboys will sign offensive tackle Emmett Cleary, who was cut earlier this month by the New York Giants. Before the signing is official, the Cowboys have to clear a roster spot. Cleary was among a number of players the Cowboys worked out after the season opener. The Cowboys don't believe Smith's injury is severe, but Cleary offers some insurance.

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Comparing the dismissals of Les Miles and Art Briles (5:54)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys left guard La'el Collins said the plan is for him to rest his injured right big toe for two weeks before making a decision on surgery. He said several doctors have looked at his toe and there are signs it could heal on his own.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes on his limited Team USA role: "It was one of those situations where you have to sacrifice. Obviously when you make the Olympic team, you want to show what you can do on the world's biggest stage. At the same time, winning gold took precedent. We didn't want to be the team that either lost the win streak or didn't come home with the gold. Those are the things that we as a team said we were going to put everything to the side and focus on that, and we came through."

Lineup: Rangers (92-65) vs. Brewers (71-86)

  • 1. Carlos Gomez, LF (R)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, RF (S)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, DH (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Jurickson Profar, 3B (S)
  • 9. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • SP: A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Will Wentz outplay Prescott for the next five years? (1:19)
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Hard to see Baylor as a contender (0:56)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban, the Mavs' owner who has been outspoken politically during this election cycle, ruled out a presidential run in 2020. "There is no way. There is no possible way," Cuban said on 105.3 The Fan's Ben and Skin Show. "And put up with that shinola show? There is no way."

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La'el Collins seeking treatment options for injured toe (0:41)

Bears are last team standing in Big 12

After an offseason of turmoil, Baylor is 4-0 following a 35-24 win over Oklahoma State. Under interim coach Jim Grobe, the defense has improved. Eliminator

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Should Dallas stick with Dak over Romo?

Dak Prescott's numbers so far make a compelling case. His completion percentage and yards per attempt are about equal to Tony Romo's career averages, while his QBR is much higher.

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First-year QBs playing like veterans

The six quarterbacks who've made their starting debuts this season have gone a combined 11-2 so far. One loss (Cody Kessler vs. the Dolphins) came in overtime, while the other (Dak Prescott vs. the Giants) came by one point.

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The importance of Dez Bryant

On the 30 snaps the Cowboys' offense has played without Bryant this season, the team has thrown just twice, per ESPN Stats & Info. With Bryant present, Dallas has been much more willing to throw.

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Dez Bryant has caught 11-of-23 targets this season, continuing a trend from last year. Bryant's reception percentage of 44 percent is lowest in the NFL since the start of the 2015 season (minimum 75 targets). Besides Romo's absence being a factor, he has the 15th-longest average target depth in the league at 13.2 air yards per attempt.

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Which Rangers have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Yu Darvish and Matt Bush are among pitchers with the highest spin rate on four-seam fastballs. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

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Take Two: Who has the Big 12's best defense?

It's still early in the season, but in a discussion of the Big 12's best defenses, a pair of ESPN reporters make cases for Kansas State and Baylor.