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After 1-11 stint last season, Cowboys must find way to win without Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys were a disaster without quarterback Tony Romo last season, and now they turn to rookie Dak Prescott to try to tread water.

Green-Beckham leaps for TD catch (0:16)
LeGarrette Blount hurdles like he's in Rio (0:25)
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Predicting breakout rookies for all 32 teams

In Sterling Shepard, the Giants believe they picked up a wingman for Odell Beckham Jr. Which other rookies could star in 2016? NFL Nation picks the rookie each team will rely on the most.

Snead makes incredible TD catch in traffic (0:28)


Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

SuperContest entries are at 1,084 as we head to the prize drawings at 7:30 p.m. PT as SuperContest Weekend draws to a close at the Westgate Las Vegas. The pace (they were nearly 200 ahead at start of weekend) has slowed a little, as there were 1,004 at end of business last year on Saturday of SC Weekend), but there are some people who wait to see if they can win a free entry before registering.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff is getting ready to relieve Case Keenum, who went 8 of 12 for 77 yards in four series. Keenum in the preseason: 18 of 24, 188 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions, 1 sack.

Lacy debates haircut after getting tackled ... hair first

Packers RB Eddie Lacy is thinking about cutting his hair after 49ers LB Gerald Hodges pulled him down by the dreadlocks that hang out of the back of his helmet. Ouch!

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens flashed up two Lions who were members of their 2012 Super Bowl team -- Haloti Ngata and Anquan Boldin -- on the video board and both received big applause from fans

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants first-team offense with Eli Manning at QB had 4 first downs and 88 total yards vs. Bills and Jets in pretty much four quarters of action. They did not score a point.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets backup QB Bryce Petty has replaced Geno Smith (two possessions) with 7:21 left in the third quarter.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans 20, Raiders 14 (HALFTIME): Oakland first string defense allows TD, FG, FG, TD in four first-half series while offense looks smooth. Time to get Derek Carr out of game and put him in bubble wrap for rest of preseason, methinks.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

TITANS 20, RAIDERS 14 (Halftime): The Titans offense played a quality half in Oakland, with 170 yards passing, 108 yards rushing, and 16 first downs. They twice settled for Ryan Succop field goals, though. The secondary, missing CB Perrish Cox, has struggled again and remains a primary issue. The Raiders have also done some good work moving the ball.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz makes his first catch in 685 days on the first play of the second half. It was Cruz's 27th snap of the game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB David Harris (shoulder) is out for the remainder of the game. He's the QB of the defense. Can't afford to lose him.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon suffered a knee sprain and won't return to the game

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Gurley is without pads on the sidelines. He will not play, which means he will have gone 23 days without game time by the Week 1 opener.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets 7, Giants 0 (HALFTIME): The Jets can feel good about their defense, which has dominated in every aspect. Big plays by Darrelle Revis, Mo Wilkerson and Calvin Pryor. The improved team speed is evident. The starting offense, sans Brandon Marshall, managed one score in five series. Ryan Fitzpatrick was rusty, missing open receivers. He had one good throw, a 22-yard TD to Eric Decker. Matt Forte has 12 touches, no big plays in his Jets debut.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

If you're watching the replay of Oakland WR Amari Cooper's touchdown, remember: the ball can move while still in control of the receiver. Good decision there to uphold the catch.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

And things continue to get worse for the Colts. Starting left guard Jack Mewhort is out with a knee injury.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens QB Joe Flacco on his return: "It felt really good. I was a little quick on a couple of things, but it felt great to be back out there."

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Blake Bortles: Jameis Winston Devonta Freeman: ? Who are the 2016 versions of these 2015 fantasy studs? (Insider): es.pn/2bpq5s6

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

RAVENS 20, LIONS 6 (HALF): It has been a rough half for the Lions. Penalties were everywhere -- 8 for 80 yards including multiple personal fouls. Matthew Stafford threw a bad interception. The offense struggled to move. That's the bad news. Good news? The offensive line held up well, particularly LT Taylor Decker. Ameer Abdullah and DeAndre Levy played and looked OK. Oh, and Matt Prater had a 60-yard FG.