Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have placed Rolando McClain and Randy Gregory on the reserve/did not report list. It opens up two roster spots for Cowboys.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the suspensions of Randy Gregory, Rolando McClain and DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the "overwhelming strength is the culture of our team."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones says, "We are excited about this team." First thing he mentions: the return of Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Orlando Scandrick and Lance Dunbar.

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Why Tony Romo is Dez Bryant's best friend

Not surprisingly, Bryant has been far more productive over the last two years with Romo at QB rather than anyone else. He shows his appreciation by dropping half as many of the passes thrown by Romo.

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Expert picks: Rangers to make headlines?

Four of five ESPN baseball experts polled expect the Rangers to make the biggest splash before the deadline. Who do our writers see ending up in Texas? Trade deadline predictions (Insider)

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How 'bout Odorizzi, Colome to Texas?

The Rangers need to get another starter and reliever, and a trade with the Rays could nail both of those in one deal, Jim Bowden writes. However, landing both Jake Odorizzi and Alex Colome could mean giving up Jurickson Profar. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Still think it's unlikely that Chris Sale gets dealt. But FWIW, the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins & Nationals all had scouts at his start Thursday

Cowboys can't rely on McClain (1:52)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

This is where Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett will hold their state of the Dallas Cowboys press conference at 1 p.m CST. Some of the topics expected to be broached are linebacker Rolando McClain's status, defensive end Randy Gregory's long-term status with the club, the allegations of domestic violence involving Ezekiel Elliott and the health of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo.

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Cole Hamels making Rangers history

At 12-2 this year, Hamels will be the first pitcher in Rangers franchise history to have at least 12 wins and fewer than four losses in one season at the end of July, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (knee), defensive tackle Maliek Collins (foot) and defensive end Benson Mayowa (knee) will open camp on active/physically unable to perform list. Running back Darren McFadden (elbow) and linebacker Jaylon Smith (knee) will open camp on active/non-football injury list. All but Smith should be back at some point during camp.

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One-run wins key for playoff teams

When it comes to contenders, the Rangers, Giants and Marlins have been the best in one-run games this season. Texas' .759 winning percentage in such contests is on pace to make history.

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Giants, Rangers trending wrong way

San Francisco and Texas entered the All-Star break with the best record in their respective leagues. You wouldn't know it from the way they've played since then.

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Don't leave the ball up vs. Rougned Odor

Odor turned on a high fastball from Royals starter Yordano Ventura on Thursday and launched it 464 feet to left field, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Thursday's longest home runs

Two Rangers hit big blasts against the Royals, with Rougned Odor pacing the competition throughout the majors. Two Phillies also hit long homers in their win.

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Twice is nice for Mitch Moreland

For the 10th time in his career, Moreland enjoyed a multi-homer night against the Royals on Thursday. His second blast traveled over 50 feet farther than his first, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Hamels, Moreland lead Rangers past Royals (0:53)