Does Charlie Strong survive until end of season? (1:17)
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7hDavid Schoenfield

Sunday's Top 5: Playoff preview edition

With the AL West title on the line for the Rangers, Cole Hamels was clutch, tossing a complete game against the Angels.

Weeden, Spiller earn game balls (1:29)

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Cowboys fear running back Lance Dunbar has torn the ACL and MCL in his left knee. He will undergo an MRI Monday morning. He was in a bulky brace after the game.

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Jerry Jones on the Cowboys' loss to the Saints: "Everyone in the dressing room is sick that we didn't get out of here with a better chance after getting in the spot we got in to win it."

Brees, Spiller connect to stun Cowboys in OT (1:24)
Brees' 400th TD pass wins game for Saints (0:13)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

SAINTS 26, COWBOYS 20 (final): The good feelings of a fourth-down touchdown catch by Terrance Williams could last only so long. With some luck the Cowboys got to overtime but it didn't last long with C.J. Spiller's 80-yard TD on the second play of overtime. The Cowboys have lost two straight and welcome New England to AT&T Stadium next week.


Final: Saints 26, Cowboys 20 (OT)

  • NO: D. Brees: 33-41, 359 yards, 2 TDs
  • NO: C. Spiller: 5 catches, 99 yards, GW TD
  • DAL: B. Weeden: 16-26, 246 yards, 1 TD
Box score

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Fair to say the Cowboys season may have been saved by the left upright inside the Superdome? Zack Hocker's 30-yard try clanged off the bar and the game is headed to overtime.

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Terrance Williams held without a catch last week vs. Atlants and comes up with a fourth down TD catch to keep Cowboys alive. Gutsy throw by Brandon Weeden too.

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Cowboys need a fourth quarter comeback from Brandon Weeden with Saints taking 20-13 lead. Weeden has a personal 9-game losing streak and has not won a start since 2012.

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10hSharon Katz

Playoff Predictor: Clemson moves into top 4

Clemson's win over Notre Dame moved the Tigers into the top four of this week's Playoff Predictor. Alabama also took a big jump.

Lee ruled out with concussion for Dallas

Cowboy LB Sean Lee suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Saints and was ruled out for the game. Injury history

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2015 MLB postseason

Keep track of every MLB playoff game and series, from the wild-card round through the World Series.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

COWBOYS 10, SAINTS 7 (halftime): For the second straight week the Cowboys have a lead after two quarters. They weren't able to hold it vs. Atlanta. Can they do it vs. New Orleans? If they do, they will have to do it without Sean Lee, who has been ruled out with a concussion. They will need the offense to stay mistake free.

Rangers excited to be back in playoffs (1:04)
Rangers clinch AL West title (2:25)