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Spain and Fitz Hour 1: What is the Pac 12 thinking?

Tonight, on an important edition of Spain & Fitz, we talk about the incredible Hoopers Vote initiative with Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson, Jr. and his mother, WNBPA rep Terri Jackson. Also, more reaction from athletes to Breonna Taylor, some “most likely” scenarios and previews for NFL Week 3 and - exclusively to the podcast - what is the PAC 12 thinking?

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Seahawks' Adams motivated to face Cowboys

Set to face the Dallas Cowboys, his hometown team, Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams said Thursday he has heard through the grapevine that the Cowboys don't think he's that good in coverage, providing a little extra motivation for Sunday's game.

NHL Veteran Ryan Kesler, and Former NHL Executive Frank Provenzano join the show.

Steven Stamkos made a very efficient return to the Lightning lineup in Game 3. Emily talks about what it was like to see the immediate impact made by the Captain on Wednesday night (3:17). NHL Veteran Ryan Kesler joins the program to talk about his participation in the TSN Feature “The Problem of Pain,” and his experience with Pain-killers (15:54). Former NHL Executive Frank Provenzano talks about the uncertainty of the upcoming NHL off-season, as well as his work with former coaches (41:07). Plus, we recap Gary Bettman’s ‘State of the NHL’ Press Conference, and more, during Puck Headlines

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Prescott, Hurst to join forces for suicide prevention

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst plan to work this offseason in suicide prevention, Prescott said Thursday. Hurst has been open about attempting suicide, and Prescott has talked about his brother's death by suicide in April.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott on the grand jury decision to not charge any officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor: “That's disgusting. I don't understand that one at all. There's a lot of things in this country that I don't understand that we're looking at right now. It's about us to educate ourselves, about us getting registered to vote and going out there and doing that. And making sure that we're educated on who we're voting for and what they're going to do while they're in office.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

On Monday, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said the Cowboys have not used a lot of their scheme through two games. On Thursday Mike McCarthy said because of mental errors, the defense could simplify things. “I think that's page 32 of the Head Coach 101 manual,” McCarthy said. “When your team has too many mental errors, you cut the volume back. It's definitely part of the conversations you have as a staff and it's definitely something we talked about.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Lawrence was not on the field during the open portion of practice to the media. He is dealing with a knee injury and was expected to begin practice with the rehab group and possibly get into some individual drills. Left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) was in full pads and worked off to the side. Trevon Diggs took part in early practice work but appeared to be wearing a harness to aid an injured shoulder.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A hamstring injury will keep Chidobe Awuzie out multiple weeks. The status of rookie corner Trevon Diggs is in question because of a shoulder injury. Diggs was in full uniform and on the field during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday but he was listed as a non-participant. Questions at corner when facing Russell Wilson are not a good thing and Diggs has been the Cowboys' best corner.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Five head coaches were fined $100,000 by the NFL for failing to properly wear a mask during the games. Mike McCarthy won't be the sixth. “Well it's a lot of money, so I will continue to wear my mask,” he said. McCarthy said he wore a better fitting mask in Week 2 and is trying to wear it as often as possible at work. “It's like anything, you just have to get used to it,” he said. “You're doing it for the right reasons as far as what's out there.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys will be without starting cornerback Chidobe Awuzie for multiple weeks, according to Mike MCarthy, because of a hamstring injury suffered vs. Atlanta. Left tackle Tyron Smith will be with the rehab group and not take part in team drills. DeMarcus Lawrence (knee) will not be at practice as he tends to a personal matter.

Falcons' onside kick blunder made Deion exasperated (1:56)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Why did Greg Zuerlein attempt his watermelon kick to the left Sunday? It's where the Cowboys' bench is located. Had he kicked it to his right, Atlanta's coaches could have yelled at their players how to correctly handle the play. John Fassel had the Rams try a similar squibbing onside kick last year vs. the Cowboys. Johnny Hekker's attempt was to the LA sideline. “I'm going to leave that up to the imagination if you don't mind, but that's a pretty good thought,” Fassel said. “You're onto me.”