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#CFBrank: Mahomes top passer in CFB

Patrick Mahomes II, QB1 for Texas Tech, has climbed six spots since our last rankings to No. 22 in our latest #CFBrank. Mahomes leads the nation in passing yards with 3,550 total yards on the season. Top-50 rankings

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So how has Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo looked on the field the last two days? His teammate of the last 14 years, Jason Witten, offered this up: "He looks good. Young 9 out there throwing it. He looks rejuvenated. As I say, he brought a lot of energy. It's always good to have him back out there. I know he's worked hard to come back and excited to see him take that next step of going on the field."

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Huge disparity in Big 12 coaches' salaries

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops ($5.55 million) and Texas' Charlie Strong ($5.2 million) have the fourth- and sixth-biggest paychecks in the nation, respectively. Kansas' David Beaty makes $801,169 per year. Ivan Maisel's notes

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How long can Zeke's streak continue?

Per ESPN Stats & Info, only six players have ever rushed for 130 yards in five consecutive games, and only two have done it in six straight. Elliott (active streak of four straight) has a chance to join the club. Milestone tracker

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For the first time this season Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took part in a practice with him officially listed as limited on Thursday. Romo did not take any 11 on 11 snaps but he was in a jersey and helmet during the open portion of practice to the media.

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Evaluators all like Cowboys over Eagles

All three personnel men polled by Mike Sando picked Dallas to beat Philadelphia on Sunday night, largely because the Cowboys' O-line could neutralize the strength of the Eagles' D. Evaluators' predictions (Insider)

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Longhorn's rising?

Baylor is at Texas, and Chris Fallica is making a bold choice, going with the beleaguered Longhorns at home with the points plus-3 and an outright win. Best Bets (Insider)

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#CFBrank: Russell having a solid start

Baylor's QB1 Seth Russell just makes our latest #CFBrank, clinching the 49th spot. Russell dropped from No. 34 in the previous rank, but his numbers remain impressive: 1,772 total yards, 21 touchdowns. Top-50 rankings

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Baylor hasn't slowed down a bit

Despite a tumultuous offseason, No. 8 Baylor is 6-0 for the fourth straight season, the longest active streak of 6-0 starts in the FBS. Prior to that, Baylor never had back-to-back 6-0 starts. Meanwhile, QB Seth Russell is 14-0 as a starter. Food for thought (Insider)

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Rick Carlisle on Harrison Barnes (19 points, 8-14 FG, 9 rebounds in Dallas debut): "He's a champion. He's a big-time player. I knew he was going to play well, and he did. And I'm not surprised."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was back on the practice field for the second straight day as he continues his return from a compression fracture in his back. He did not go through the pre-practice stretching but he is in his practice jersey and helmet. Like Wednesday, he threw passes in pat and go and ball security drills.

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Big day for Trevino in AFL action

Rangers prospect Jose Trevino went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. Box score