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6hMax Olson

Week 9 in the Big 12: What to watch for

This week in the Big 12, Baylor takes aim at Texas after a week off, West Virginia faces a tough matchup at Oklahoma State and more.

ESPN Stats & Info

Cowboys remain in great spot after bye

By FPI's measure, only the Vikings have better playoff odds than the Cowboys. Football Outsiders has the Seahawks in front as well, but still pegs Dallas' chances well over 80 percent. Playoff odds (Insider)

Kliff Kingsbury diagrams big TD from bowl game (0:57)
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Squaring up NFC East rivals

Dallas' visit to Philadelphia on Sunday night should be one of the weekend's best battles. Our Insiders wonder which rookie-led team will finish with the better record in 2016? Insider roundtable

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is on the practice field for the first time since training camp but not in uniform Wednesday as he continues his comeback from a compression fracture in his back. He threw passes during the pat-and-go warmup, took some turns in individual drills and threw passes in routes in air during the open portion of practice to the media. Jason Garrett said Romo will not practice today but he has had some good rehab work over the last few days.

Where Dez Bryant ranks this week (1:52)
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Could Darren McFadden be traded?

He was one of the NFL's leading rushers a year ago. But with an elbow injury, combined with the emergence of Ezekiel Elliott as Dallas' feature back, McFadden is suddenly expendable as the trade deadline looms. Potential trade targets

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Devin Harris has a right big toe sprain and will be in a walking boot for three weeks before reevaluated.

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4hPhil Steele

Best Week 9 college football bets

Phil Steele gives his best Week 9 picks, including a major upset on the horizon and thoughts on Tennessee-South Carolina and Clemson-Florida State.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting note from the conference call with Eagles coach Doug Peterson: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were pre-draft visitors to Philadelphia.

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6hAdam Rittenberg

Coaches who might cost too much to fire

Sometimes, nothing can save a coach from being fired. But other times, a buyout of millions or tens of millions of dollars might just buy a coach a little extra time.

Seguin tallies third goal of season in Stars' win (0:22)