When the schedule came out last spring, Sunday's game between the Cowboys and Patriots was a quarterback dream with Tony Romo against Tom Brady.
Veteran Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time this season.
More targets to go around in Dallas?
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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Texas DC Vance Bedford said freshman CB Kris Boyd's biggest punishment for using Twitter at halftime of the loss to TCU was all the negative media attention he received. He's learned from his mistake. "These kids today, they really don't understand when you put something out there how it can be blown up," Bedford said.
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Texas likely won't have WR Daje Johnson against Oklahoma this weekend. He's still coming back from a likely concussion and undergoing tests. Expect Jacorey Warrick and possibly freshman Ryan Newsome to get more snaps as speedy slot options in his absence.
Zach Austin was thrown into the fire for Texas Tech and responded with a team-high eight receptions and a touchdown against Baylor.
Cowboys, Dez still eyeing Week 7 return
Owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that Week 7 vs. the Giants continues to be the Cowboys' target date for WR Dez Bryant's return from a broken foot. Bryant hasn't played since a Week 1 win vs. the Giants.
Asked how Greg Hardy is fitting in with the Cowboys, coach Jason Garrett said, "we're all a work in progress" and that the defensive end is "trying to be the right kind of guy."
Luper not losing many battles
RBs coach Curtis Luper gives TCU's staff some juice on the recruiting trail. He's beating the blue-blood Big 12 schools in the living room, and rivals are taking notice. Where does Luper rank among the nation's top recruiters? Find out here (Insider)
Texas is a big underdog against Oklahoma, but underdogs have been especially ferocious in the rivalry.
Five questions for Rangers-Jays series
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Following the Arizona Cardinals' loss in Week 4, the New England Patriots are the new favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to FPI.
Adam Rittenberg, Brad Edwards & Ivan Maisel discuss the impact of Myles Jack's decision to turn pro, debate the importance of brands in CFB and chat with Tom Luginbill.
"It makes me a phenomenal player in practice," Greg Hardy said of trying to get around Tyron Smith, "and hopefully it carries over this weekend."
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
According to the Austin American-Statesman, roughly 2,400 tickets on the Texas side of the Cotton Bowl remain unsold for Saturday's Red River Showdown.
Dallas is depending on infamously unreliable Samuel Dalembert, who is in the process of his annual preseason tradition of trying to get in shape.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett isn't revealing many details about how much DE Greg Hardy and LB Rolando McClain will play this week.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Cowboys LB Rolando McClain is on the practice field for the first time since last season ended. He's expected to play Sunday against New England but can be be a full time contributor?
Opposing teams will note where Greg Hardy lines up and give him extra attention, which should mean a better pass rush for the Dallas Cowboys.