ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Taco Charlton was happier this time. After not running as good a time as he wanted to in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, Charlton chose to run again Friday inside the Glick Field House at the University of Michigan.
If Byron Bell proves healthy and wins the job, the Cowboys' offensive line would be among the deeper lines in football.
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
ViewFromVegas of tonight's Sweet 16 games: North Carolina -7 vs. Butler O/U 155; Baylor -3 vs. South Carolina O/U 135.5; UCLA -1.5 vs. Kentucky O/U 167; Florida -1 vs. Wisconsin O/U 131
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
The Cowboys have reached a deal with veteran offensive lineman Byron Bell on Friday, according to sources, giving them some flexibility in their search for Doug Free's replacement at right tackle. Bell has started 72 games in his career with most of them coming at right tackle. Free informed the Cowboys before free agency began that he intended to retire.
With the dust settling from free agency, what was considered the NFL's top offensive line in 2016 gets leap-frogged for best such unit. But the Cowboys still have the league's best running back stable.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
About three hours before South Carolina and Baylor tip off in the East Regional, the bright lights (and scoreboard) are on inside Madison Square Garden.
CBS is making a strong push to add the Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to its team, a source told ESPN. The network joins Fox as media companies interested in hiring Romo.
In this week's mailbag, we discuss Kansas State's Big 12 title chances, Ramon Richards' move to safety in Stillwater and which ethnic cuisine is best.
Cal QB Davis Webb said after his pro day that "double-digit teams have told me I'm a first-round guy" in the upcoming NFL draft.
David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer
Former Cal QB Davis Webb has "12-15 more" meetings with NFL teams scheduled. He wouldn't elaborate on details, but when asked by a local Bay Area reporter, he did indicate that San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has been in contact. Webb, whose draft stock has been rising, plans to watch the NFL Draft at his Dallas area home with former teammates from both Cal and Texas Tech. "It'll be an interesting mix," he said.
Kaz Kazadi, who was hired as Baylor's strength coach by Art Briles in 2008, has been reassigned to another role, the school confirmed.
The aging Tigers will be looking to move veterans for prospects, if not during the season, then surely after it -- even if they make a surprise playoff push.
The Rangers are likely to need starting pitching help to maintain a postseason push.
In a text message delivered by his agent, Jason Day said his mother is resting comfortably after lung cancer surgery and that doctors are optimistic about her recovery.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
The Cowboys have free-agent offensive lineman Byron Bell in for a visit to The Star. Bell missed last season with the Tennessee Titans due to a dislocated ankle. He has tackle and guard experience and could be viewed as a contender at right tackle for the Cowboys with the impending retirement of Doug Free. Bell met with the Green Bay Packers earlier in the week.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
Former Michigan DE Taco Charlton said he believed he is a Top 15 guy. Has visits set up with Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Miami. Met last night with Saints, Steelers, Ravens and Titans.
Phil Mickelson has made it past the third round of the WGC-Match Play for the first time since 2004 after closing out J.B. Holmes 6 and 5 to win his group with a 3-0 record.
ESPN Stats and Information
ESPN's BPI gives Baylor north of a 70 percent chance to beat South Carolina in Friday's Sweet 16 matchup (7:29 p.m. ET). The Gamecocks' tournament run has been propelled by strong second-half play. South Carolina scored a school-record 65 points in the second half against Duke.
South Carolina comes into Friday night's Sweet 16 matchup as one of the nation's best at forcing turnovers. Meanwhile, the Bears are among the worst at taking care of the ball.
Buster Olney talks to Rangers manager Jeff Banister & pitching coach Doug Brocail about the odd circumstances surrounding the first time they met on a minor league diamond.
Gary Patterson knows his team's success hinges on better play from QB Kenny Hill, which means more tailoring of the scheme and better play from WRs.
Answering Cowboys reader questions on Tony Romo's contract, a fit with UCLA linebacker Takkarist McKinley and draft philosophy.