Monday Sports Update – Cowboys Hold Off Giants

(Arlington, TX) — Dak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin in the opening drive as the Cowboys held off the Giants 20-13 at AT&T Stadium. Dallas racked up six sacks and limited New York to 35 rushing yards as a team. Ezekiel Elliott scored a six-yard rushing touchdown with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to help Dallas secure the victory and improve to 1-and-1. Eli Manning tried to ignite a late rally for the Giants with a 18-yard touchdown toss to Evan Engram in the fourth quarter. New York was only able to find the end zone once for the second consecutive game as it dropped to 0-and-2.

Report: Cowboys To Sign WR Butler

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are bringing back a familiar face. Multiple reports state Dallas is going to sign receiver Brice Butler today. He spent the past three season with Dallas, but signed with Arizona during the offseason and was later cut.

Titans Hold Off Texans

(Nashville, TN) — The Texans ran out of time before they could attempt a tying field goal as the Titans held on for a 20-17 win in Nashville. Deshaun Watson threw for 310 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Houston. The final play was a 31-yard completion to DeAndre Hopkins that put Houston in field goal range, but time expired before it could run another play.

Mahomes Shines As Chiefs Top Steelers

(Pittsburgh, PA) — Patrick Mahomes tossed six touchdowns in his third career start as the Chiefs topped the Steelers 42-37 in Pittsburgh. His six TD’s tied the franchise record as the Chiefs won their first game in Pittsburgh since 1986. The son of former MLB-pitcher Pat Mahomes turns 23 today.

NFL
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Tennessee Titans 20, Houston Texans 17
Atlanta Falcons 31, Carolin Panthers 24
Indianapolis Colts 21, Washington Redskins 9
Minnesota Vikings 29, Green Bay Packers 29
New Orleans Saints 21, Cleveland Browns 18
Los Angeles Chargers 31, Buffalo Bills 20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Philadelphia Eagles 21
Kansas City Chiefs 42, Pittsburgh Steelers 37
Miami Dolphins 20, New York Jets 12
San Francisco 49ers 30, Detroit Lions 27
Los Angeles Rams 34, Arizona Cardinals 0
Jacksonville Jaguars 31, New England Patriots 20
Denver Broncos 20, Oakland Raiders 19
Dallas Cowboys 20, New York Giants 13

Padres Drop Rangers

(San Diego, CA) — Jeffrey Springs gave up the losing grand slam as the Rangers fell to the Padres 7-3 in San Diego. Willie Calhoun and Jurickson Profar homered in defeat. The Rangers fell to 64-and-85 and host the Rays tonight. Adrian Sampson gets the start.

Astros Edge D’backs In Rubber Match

(Houston, TX) — Martin Maldonado’s RBI-single in the eighth inning proved to be the difference as the Astros edged the Diamondbacks 5-4 in Houston. Josh Reddick homered for the ‘Stros, who took two-of-three in the series. Justin Verlander struck out 11 over seven innings of one-run ball as he improved to 16-and-9. Roberto Osuna closed it out for his 18th save.

MLB National League
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Miami Marlins 6, Philadelphia Phillies 4
Washington Nationals 6, Atlanta Braves 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Cincinnati Reds 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Colorado Rockies 3, San Francisco Giants 2
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

MLB American League
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Toronto Blue Jays 3, New York Yankees 2
Baltimore Orioles 8, Chicago White Sox 4
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Oakland Athletics 4
Detroit Tigers 6, Cleveland Indians 4
Minnesota Twins 9, Kansas City Royals 6
Los Angeles Angels 4, Seattle Mariners 3

MLB Interleague
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Boston Red Sox 4, New York Mets 3
Houston Astros 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 4
San Diego Padres 7, Texas Rangers 3

Keselowski Earns Third Straight Victory At Las Vegas

(Las Vegas, NV) — Brad Keselowski is celebrating his third consecutive victory after winning the NASCAR Cup Playoff opener at Las Vegas. Kyle Larson finished second, followed by points leader Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. Truex is now just two points ahead of Kyle Busch in the standings. Keselowski sits third, 18 points behind Truex. The playoffs head to Richmond this Sunday.

Stars Open Preseason Tomorrow

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Stars begin the preseason tomorrow when they host the St. Louis Blues. Jim Montgomery will coach his first game in the NHL after the Stars hired him from Denver University. The Stars seek a bounce back year after failing to make the playoffs last season.

College Football Roundup

(Undated) — In college football action over the weekend, TCU lost to Ohio State 40-28 ,Texas Tech beat Houston 63-49, SMU fell to Michigan 45-20, North Texas stunned Arkansas 44-17, Texas beat USC 37-14, Texas A&M slammed UL-Monroe, 48-10, and Baylor lost to Duke 40-27. The West Texas A&M Buffaloes lost to Tarleton 44-7.

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