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Alabama, Texas Among NSD's Top Winners

Zac Ellis, Sports Illustrated

Jerry Can Rescue Johnny Football

David Moore, Dallas Morning News

If Dallas Drafts QB, Would He Sit?

Matt Mosley, Dallas Morning News

Prospects Bleak for Texas' Strong

Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News

College coaches around the country can finally breathe a sigh of relief: National Signing Day has come and gone. Recruiting never really ends, of course, but on Wednesday the vast ...(full article)

Less than two years ago Cowboys officials convinced owner Jerry Jones it was not in the club's best interest to take Johnny Manziel. Can they do it again? This question burns brigh...(full article)

SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the few upsides to having a 4-12 record in the NFL is earning the right to coach in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., a port city mostly known as the eternal...(full article)

The Browns made a mistake two years ago in drafting Johnny Manziel. They would make a larger one by not cutting him the moment the NFL allows teams to release players on Feb. 8. Fo...(full article)

Straight up: Over nearly four decades as a sportswriter, I haven't paid much attention to recruiting for the same reason I don't hang out in chefs' kitchens or buy progress reports...(full article)

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Why Manziel to Dallas Makes Sense

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Boykin Blew His Own Legacy

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Should Cowboys Fire Garrett?

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Cards Capitalize on Opportunities

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Craig Could Continue to Make Impact

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Hamilton's Power Missing in Playoffs

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Jerry Jones Regrets 2nd-Guessing

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