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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dak Prescott threw his third touchdown pass to Amari Cooper on the first possession of overtime, and the Dallas Cowboys took a big step toward the NFC East title with a 29-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. By winning the third overtime game in the past four seasons at A&T Stadium between these division rivals, the Cowboys won their fifth straight game and took a two-game lead over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles and Washington.
HOUSTON (AP) - Andrew Luck threw for 399 yards and two touchdowns and T.Y. Hilton had 199 receiving yards to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 24-21 road win over the Houston Texans. The Colts (7-6) snapped a nine-game winning streak by the Texans (9-4), trimming Houston's lead in the AFC South to two games with three games remaining.
(AP) - In case you missed it in Week 14 of the NFL season: Bill Belichick's New England Patriots sent out a Hail Mary defense for the final play against the Miami Dolphins. The problem? Miami didn't attempt a long pass, instead using a double-lateral play for the winning points. Maybe Rob Gronkowski should not have been on the field for what will be remembered as the Miami Miracle.
(AP) - So much changed for Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs last time he played at Golden State. Leonard was hurt in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals and the Spurs lost that game and not long after Leonard, who was granted his desire for a trade. Now with Toronto, he's set to play there for the first time since that injury when the Raptors visit for a showdown Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Alex Tuch got his 10th goal of the season and the Golden Knights won their fifth straight at home with a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars Sunday night. Tuch became the fifth Golden Knight to reach double figures in goals just before the end of the second period, when he chopped a loose puck just past defenseman Miro Heiskanen's skate and through goaltender Ben Bishop's five-hole to give the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead. Vegas improved to 10-3-1 at T-Mobile Arena in front of 18,240 fans.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight rebounds and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points for San Antonio, which won its second straight after dropping four of five. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points, all in the second half, and Ricky Rubio added 26 for the Jazz.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Matt Coleman III scored 22 points and delivered the big second-half counterpunches Texas needed to overcome a career effort from Purdue's Carsen Edwards as the Longhorns snapped a three-game losing streak with a 72-68 victory Sunday. Coleman scored six of Texas' final eight points, including a 3 pointer and a short jumper in the lane that were crucial to keeping Texas in the lead late. Edwards tied his career high with 40 points but didn't get a chance at a game-winner at the end.
COMMERCE, Texas (AP) - Former Rice coach David Bailiff has been hired to coach at Division II Texas A&M-Commerce. He takes over for Colby Carthel, who led the Lions to the 2017 Division II national championship. Carthel last week became coach at FCS team Stephen F. Austin.
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