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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.

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)


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.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles wide receiver update: Nelson Agholor not targeted after drop early that led to a Sam Bradford interception. Josh Huff (rushing) and Dorial Green-Beckham both with TDs in the first half. Rueben Randle barely heard from.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens rookie RB Kenneth Dixon appears to have injured left leg or ankle on goal-line run. He's being carried off field and into locker room. Dixon was having a great night before injury.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In his Jets debut, RB Matt Forte played 11 of 20 snaps in the first quarter -- 6 carries for 15 yards, two catches for nine yards. They moved him around the formation, using him on the left and right wings. The offense looks lost without Brandon Marshall (inactive).

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I knew the offensive line for the Giants was an issue but now I fear for Eli Manning's health.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Dorial Green-Beckham gets into the act. Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford has targeted him twice in the end zone so far. The second time was successful, as Green-Beckham leapt high above his defender to snatch a ball in the corner of the end zone.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

It appears as if coach Ben McAdoo is calling plays. He has the oversized menu-looking chart. OC Mike Sullivan had called plays in first 2 preseason games.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Receiver Josh Huff having a standout first half for the Eagles. The former Oregon Duck has two catches for 60 yards and a pair of runs for 10 yards and a touchdown. Eagles need at least one receiver besides Jordan Matthews to step up.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Wolfe, who missed several days of practice this week with a family matter, leads the list of Broncos who will not play tonight against the Rams. And while running back Todd Gurley is not expected to play for Rams, he is not on the list. Here it is:

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

This preseason has been a re-birth for the Jets' special teams, which stunk last season. Bruce Carter blocked a punt deep in Giants territory to set up the offense, which fumbled it back to the Giants. Not exactly crisp football.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like night is over for Ravens QB Joe Flacco after two series. He finished 11 of 16 with 94 yards (and there was one dropped pass). Ryan Mallett takes over early in the second quarter.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Of Joe Flacco's seven completions, three have gone to Mike Wallace (37 yards). Both talked about building a rapport quickly this summer.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The injuries are continuing for the Colts. CB Darius Butler (ankle) is out for the rest of the game. Coach Chuck Pagano played CB back (way back) in the day. Maybe he can play.

A lot of excitement in Dallas for Dak

Merril Hoge breaks down what to expect from QB Dak Prescott in Dallas and how his ability to run the ball will positively impact the Cowboys.


Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz just said a little prayer in end zone. He was greeted by Odell Beckham Jr. who had a quick message for him. Cruz then jogged to sideline and tapped his heart to show his appreciation for crowd.