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Andy Dalton threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns, two to Michael Gallup. The Dallas Cowboys stayed alive in the playoff race with a 37-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Cowboys (6-9) won their third consecutive game and still have a chance to win the NFC East thanks to Washington’s 20-13 loss to Carolina, which guaranteed that the NFL’s worst division wouldn’t have a team with a winning record. Dallas can overtake Washington (6-9) with a win at the New York Giants and a Washington loss to the Eagles on the regular season’s final weekend.
Luka Doncic scored 24 points and the Dallas Mavericks led by an NBA-record 50 points at halftime in a 124-73 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday to earn their first win the season. Josh Richardson added 21 points, and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 18 points for the Mavs, who kept up their dominance in the second half, too.
Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro, an Atlanta Braves icon who baffled hitters with his masterful knuckleball for 24 seasons, died at the age of 81, the Hall of Fame announced Sunday. Niekro had been battling cancer, according to the Braves.
The NFL is planning to expand the regular season to 17 games in 2021, a move that would add a contest to the schedule for each team for the first time since 1978, sources told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
They don’t expect an official announcement as soon as the league must first negotiate at least one new media contract for the added tilts, but sources said that “it’s going to happen.”