The latest Big 12 mailbag looks at West Virginia's contender status, where things stand at Oklahoma State and Texas, and the Big 12's top defenses.
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.
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.
How do Vegas handicappers rank the top 25 teams in college football? Houston and Ole Miss move up after dominant Week 4 performances.
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.
ESPN Stats and Information
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.
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)
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.
Cowboys NFL Nation reporter Todd Archer and 49ers NFL Nation reporter Nick Wagoner preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.
Jared Goff might have been the No. 1 pick, but other first-time quarterbacks are playing -- and thriving -- while the Rams rookie sits on the bench.
Prescott, Cowboys moving up the rankings
A convincing win over the Bears moved Dak Prescott & Co. up a whopping seven spots this week. The Cowboys haven't ranked this high since Week 4 of last season. Power Rankings
Jerry Jones said the Cowboys "may" do an MRI later Tuesday on Dez Bryant's right knee, which was injured in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Oregon's Dylan Ennis, who will return from a foot injury, is among the key reserves who will make an impact for the nation's top teams.
Kellen Moore would have been the Cowboys' starter if he hadn't been injured, which would have put Dak Prescott on the backburner.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones had no update on the status of wide receiver Dez Bryant while speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. Jones said he was not sure if Bryant had an MRI on his knee but he could have one today. Jones said left guard La'el Collins is "less likely" to have surgery on his big toe but did not have a timetable for a return. Jones said it will be a pain tolerance issue.
For the eighth time since 2010, the Cowboys will have Terry McAulay -- or at least his crew -- as their referee.
Who would you rather have for the future: the Eagles' Carson Wentz or the Cowboys' Dak Prescott?
Last season, the Cowboys crumbled after a slew of injuries. They're being hit hard again, but have reason to think they'll respond better this time.
The Osaka District Court on Tuesday found Sho Darvish, brother of Yu Darvish, guilty of taking hundreds of bets on Major League Baseball and professional baseball games in Japan last year.
Jonathan Villar had two home runs and a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night.