The math for the Dallas Cowboys is pretty simple. When Tony Romo is healthy and playing, they can play with anyone. When he's not, they can't.
Here is a look at five Big 12 players who earned first- or second-team all-conference honors in 2015 who could rise to All-America status in 2016.
Which game from each conference will have the biggest impact on the league champion and thus the College Football Playoff?
Wednesday's longest home runs
Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara outpaced the competition by 20 feet on Wednesday. His solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago traveled 453 feet, the longest homer by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Dez Bryant is raring to go after a rough 2015 season, as the Dallas Cowboys' star WR is looking forward to playing with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Romo.
Will Le'Veon Bell's knee injury affect his new contract with Pittsburgh? Will Washington lock up Kirk Cousins or wait it out? Field Yates sizes up the key looming decision for every team.
After surgery, scandal and a change in approach, can Yu Darvish still be the king of K's?
Rangers might benefit from lineup changes
The Rangers have posted below-average statistics in many key categories so far this season. Is their key to improvement shaking up the lineup and taking away plate appearances from Prince Fielder? One Strike Away
Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara hit the longest home run in the major leagues this season, Rougned Odor drove in three runs and Texas beat the Los Angeles Angels 15-9 Wednesday.
Quarterback Tony Romo is signed through 2019 but agrees with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he can play four to five more years.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, whose 2015 season was scuttled by injury, is focused on returning to health and boosting the offense.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
Every year before the NFL draft, a group of non-eligible players end up stealing the scene from ex-teammates. The 2016 draft was no different... which makes these 16 future prospects so exciting.
Nomar Mazara hits a moonshot
Mazara blasted a 453-foot home run off Angels starter Hector Santiago on Wednesday. The blast is a new career-long for the rookie and the longest hit by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Cowboys' offseason gets mixed reviews
Our panel didn't have a problem with the drafting of Ezekiel Elliott, but there are still plenty of question about Dallas' anemic pass rush. Offseason grades (Insider)
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Tony Romo isn't so worried about his long-term future apparently. He said he thinks he has four or five more years left and then jokingly said seven or eight because of modern medicine. As for 2016, Romo said he feels "ahead of the game" in his offseason work than he has in a few years. Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said Romo has looked "phenomenal."
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said he will have more X-rays on his right foot in the near future and hopes to do more as the offseason goes on. He said he needs to be patient in his recovery but he feels great. He went through the early part of OTAs Wednesday, catching a few passes before heading in for some rehab.
Rangers a suitor for Andrew Miller?
If the Yankees decide to trade the dominant left-handed reliever this summer, Buster Olney sees the Rangers as a logical fit due to their deep well of prospects and need for bullpen help. Potential landing spots for Miller (Insider)
Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin has been on fire at the plate lately, and there's reason to believe this is more than just a hot streak.