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Scout's Take: ESPN 100 Jericho Sims commits to Texas

Four star center Jericho Sims, who is one of the fresh faces in the recently updated ESPN 100, committed to Texas on Monday just hours after returning from his official visit to Austin.

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Bold Big 12 predictions for the 2016 season

Our writers see big things ahead for Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes and for TCU, including a win over Oklahoma and the Big 12 title?

Stephen A. on the Cowboys: 'They puff more than they pass' (1:23)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is dealing with a knee injury but the team doesn't believe it is something that will keep him out of the season opener. Lee had an MRI on Monday and has not practiced since playing vs. Seattle.

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Carlos Beltran packed his power to Texas

Beltran hit his 25th homer of the season on Monday. It marks the second time that he has hit 25 or more HRs while playing for multiple teams in a season (2004 the other). Only three other players in MLB history have hit at least 25 HRs while playing for multiple teams in more than one season, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

  • Fred McGriff (1993 Padres and Braves; 2001 Devil Rays and Cubs)
  • Tony Batista (1999 D-backs and Blue Jays; 2001 Blue Jays and Orioles)
  • Mark Teixeira (2007 Rangers and Braves; 2008 Braves and Angels)

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How many awards will Sooners snag?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Oklahoma is the team to beat in the Big 12, but he doesn't think its QB will be the league's best offensive player. He also makes his picks for the rest of the conference award winners.

  • Offensive player of the year: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
  • Defensive player of the year: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  • Coach of the year: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
  • Freshman of the year: Shane Buechele, QB, Texas
See the predictions

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Experts: Zeke landed in the perfect spot

Sometimes, the best answer is the most obvious one. Three of our five experts agree that no rookie is better suited for his new environment than Ezekiel Elliott, who will run behind the league's best O-line. Insiders roundtable

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

How much time will Tony Romo miss with a compression fracture in his back? Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas: "I don't know and don't know that anybody does," Jones said. "But it's quite a range there, four to six, six to eight, eight to (10)." Yet coach Jason Garrett has yet to even rule Romo out of the season opener against the New York Giants.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys hope they need a veteran backup quarterback for 6-8 games before Tony Romo returns. Why would they give up a draft pick of any kind and the possible four-year value it could bring? The bet is they add a veteran as a free agent or make conditions of trade compensation hard to meet.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 67 Jericho Sims has committed to Texas, source told ESPN. Second ESPN 100 commitment in 2017 for Shaka Smart.

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