Marcus Semien hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning and the surging Oakland Athletics went on to their third straight victory, 9-4 over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
- Sources: Cowboys pick up option for DB Jones
- Rangers' DeShields back earlier than expected
- Auburn guard Mitchell transferring to Baylor
- Cuban OF Martinez signs with Rangers
The Cowboys have picked at least one defensive lineman in five of the last six drafts and are likely to add another this year.
The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.
The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option for 2019 on Byron Jones' contract, according to multiple sources.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
The Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive back Byron Jones. The move was actually made last Friday. Jones is moving to cornerback in 2018 after spending the last two seasons at safety. The option is worth $6.2 million and is guaranteed only for injury. Since the new collective bargaining agreement, the only first-round pick to not have the option picked up was Morris Claiborne (2012).
Tapping the former Dallas quarterback to be a Cowboys position coach gives them continuity while providing Dak Prescott with a familiar confidant.
The first edition of the 2019 player rankings see DE Kayvon Thibodeaux on top. It also has several QBs that should fit right in as college stars.
Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo hit impressive home runs in the same inning, and the Texas Rangers avoided a series sweep with a 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
The Rangers activated Delino Deshields from the disabled list Sunday and the outfielder is batting leadoff and playing center field against the Mariners.
Cowboys reporter Todd Archer joins The Morning Roast to discuss the Cowboys draft strategy and expectations for 2018
Nelson Cruz homered for the 100th time at his former home, Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking shot and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 9-7 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Jean Segura hit a two-run double in a four-run ninth inning after Mitch Haniger's tying homer in the eighth, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday night.
Point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor after playing in all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn.
The end of the 2012 draft pick's career, brought about by a knee condition, puts a bigger spotlight on the TE position for the Cowboys in the draft.
While it might seem like the Cowboys have their group set after filling holes in free agency, it doesn't mean they'll ignore the position in the draft.