Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Have Uphill Climb Against Eagles

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys went through a light practice with no pads and helmets as they began preparing for a Sunday game in Philadelphia. Dallas is coming off a 28-14 loss to the Titans on Monday night. That loss dropped the Cowboys to 3-and-5. The defending Super Bowl champ Eagles are well rested, coming off a bye week. They are 4-and-4. Join us this afternoon at 5 for The Sports Drive and Dallas Cowboys Huddle live at Beef O’ Brady’s – 34th & Coulter in the Summitt Shopping Center. We will be giving away a Dallas Cowboys blanket. We will be asking the question: If the Cowboys miss the playoffs, should head coach Jason Garrett be fired?

Hamstring Injury Sidelines Cowboys Linebacker

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is expected to be out four-to-six weeks with a strained left hamstring. He suffered the injury in the third quarter in the Monday loss to Tennessee. This is Lee’s second hamstring injury of the season. In addition, rookie left guard Connor Williams had arthroscopic knee surgery and will not play against the Eagles.

Bryant Signs With Saints

(Metairie, LA) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a new target. Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant signed with New Orleans after not finding a home for the first nine weeks of the NFL season. The 30-year-old three-time Pro Bowler has been on the open market since Dallas released him in April instead of paying him twelve-and-a-half million dollar salary for 2018.

Panthers At Steelers On TNF

(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Panthers are in Pittsburgh tonight to play the Steelers on Thursday Night Football. Carolina has won three in-a-row and five of its last six to improve to 6-and-2 overall, one game behind the Saints in the NFC South. Pittsburgh has won four straight and leads the AFC North at 5-2-and-1.

Stars Open Homestand Tonight

(Columbus, OH) — The Stars will open a four-game homestand tonight against San Jose. It will be their first home game since October 25th. They just concluded a 3-2-and-1 trip. They will host Nashville on Saturday afternoon.

NHL
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Washington Capitals 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
Nashville Predators 4, Colorado Avalanche 1
Anaheim Ducks 3, Calgary Flames 2

Mavericks Still Looking For Road Win

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Rookie Luka Doncic scored 24 points for the Mavericks, but it was not enough in a 117-102 loss to the Jazz in Utah. Dallas trailed by 23 points at the half. Harrison Barnes finished with 14 points for the Mavs, who are winless in six road games. The Mavs return home Saturday night to play the Thunder.

Streaking Thunder Topple Lowly Cavs

(Cleveland, OH) — Dennis Schroder scored 28 points to lead the Thunder to a 95-86 victory over the sputtering Cavaliers in Cleveland. Paul George had 18 points and Steven Adams contributed 13 boards, two blocks and nine points for Oklahoma City. The Thunder won their sixth in-a-row despite Russell Westbrook sitting out with an ankle sprain. Rookie Collin Sexton topped Cleveland scorers with 15 points. Tristan Thompson finished with 10 points and 15 boards in defeat. The Cavs dropped to 1-and-10.

Rockets Visit Thunder

(Oklahoma City, OK) — The Rockets hit the road tonight to visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. James Harden will return to his old stomping grounds. Houston has won three straight games and is 4-and-5 overall.

NBA
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Detroit Pistons 103, Orlando Magic 96
Oklahoma City Thunder 95, Cleveland Cavaliers 86
Miami Heat 95, San Antonio Spurs 88
New York Knicks 112, Atlanta Hawks 107
Memphis Grizzlies 89, Denver Nuggets 87
Philadelphia 76ers 100, Indiana Pacers 94
New Orleans Pelicans 107, Chicago Bulls 98
Utah Jazz 117, Dallas Mavericks 102
Toronto Raptors 114, Sacramento Kings 105
Los Angeles Lakers 114, Minnesota Timberwolves 110

Spence, Garcia Megafight To Be At AT&T Stadium

(Arlington, TX) — Undefeated Errol Spence will defend his welterweight crown against Mikey Garcia at AT&T Stadium. Spence is from DeSoto, a Dallas suburb. The championship bout is tentatively scheduled for March 16th. Garcia is 39-and-0 with 30 knockouts and has world championship belts in four different weight classes. Spence is 24-and-0 with 21 kayos. This will be the fourth major boxing match at the Cowboys’ home stadium.

College Basketball Round Up

(Undated) — Number-21 TCU rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Cal State Bakersfield 66-61 in Fort Worth in the Frogs’ season opener. Texas A&M topped Savannah State 98-83 in the Aggies’ opener in College Station.

College Football Preview

(Undated) — It is back to the gridiron Saturday for area colleges. Texas will play at Texas Tech. Baylor will play at Number-22 Iowa State. TCU will be at Number-9 West Virginia. Texas A&M will entertain Mississippi in College Station. SMU will play at one-win UConn. North Texas will be at Old Dominion. The West Texas A&M Buffaloes close out their season in Wichita Falls against Midwestern State.

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