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.

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It's not ideal, but Mavs need Sam Dalembert

Dallas is depending on infamously unreliable Samuel Dalembert, who is in the process of his annual preseason tradition of trying to get in shape.

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?

Hardy must temper expectation in Cowboys' debut (1:10)
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Is Dez Bryant the NFL's toughest cover?

The Cowboys' top wideout is hurt right now, but when on the field, he's a nightmare to cover one-on-one. Do Matt Bowen and Louis Riddick think Bryant is the league's best? Ten toughest to cover (Insider)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs first-round pick Justin Anderson had an underwhelming line in his preseason debut: one point, one rebound, no assists in 22 minutes. "It's jumping in to the deep end when you come out of college and go in to your first NBA game and you have to start against starting-caliber players," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He learned a lot tonight."

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Opening-day rosters for all 30 NHL teams

With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday night, the league has announced the opening-day rosters for all 30 teams.

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Matthews misses the top 100

Mavericks newcomer Wesley Matthews made the cut for our most recent edition of player rankings. He may be disappointed to see just how close he was to making the top 100. #NBArank: 101-110

Skip will find it hard to root for Hardy (1:53)
Herbstreit: TCU loss was embarrassment to legacy of Texas football (1:48)
Mudiay drops 17 for Nuggets (0:44)
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Texas takes another tumble

The Longhorns aren't just in the Bottom 10 ceremonially anymore. With a matchup against Oklahoma coming this weekend and Twitter turmoil surounding the squad, Texas might be here to stay. See the full rankings here

Cowboys fall in power rankings

While Dallas' offense has been getting along fine without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, the defense has yet to find its groove. See how the Cowboys fared in our rankings this week. Week 5 Power Rankings