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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Alabama defensive back Trevon Diggs speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Diggs is a possible pick in the NFL Draft which runs Thursday, April 23, 2020, thru Saturday, April 25. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Cowboys target defense on Day 2 with CB Diggs, DT Gallimore

Apr. 25, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys decided they could wait to address their defense in the NFL draft when a receiver they didn't expect to be available was there for the taking in the first round. Those greater needs were the focus on Day 2. The Cowboys took Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs with the 51st overall choice in the...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, CeeDee Lamb talks on a phone in Houston during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. Lamb was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round. (NFL via AP)

Cowboys skip defensive needs, draft WR CeeDee Lamb at 17

Apr. 24, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

Receiver CeeDee Lamb was still there in the first round of the NFL draft for the Dallas Cowboys, who decided needs at several defensive positions could wait. The Cowboys drafted the breakaway threat from Oklahoma 17th overall Thursday night, giving quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon to go with Amari Cooper...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Florida defensive back CJ Henderson (1) follows a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami in Orlando, Fla. The two biggest losses in free agency for the Dallas Cowboys were at cornerback and defensive end, so it's reasonable to list those as the club's top two priorities going into the draft.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Cowboys could target cornerback, pass rusher at top of draft

Apr. 18, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

The two biggest losses in free agency for the Dallas Cowboys were at cornerback and defensive end, so it's reasonable to list those as the club's top two priorities going into the draft. Dallas is back in the first-round business with the 17th overall pick after sitting out opening night a year ago because of the...

LSU linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Defense tops draft list for Cowboys, new coach McCarthy

Apr. 15, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

17. DALLAS (8-8) LAST SEASON: High expectations, 3-0 start faded to another .500 finish under coach Jason Garrett, whose contract wasn’t renewed. Dak Prescott set career highs for yards passing, TDs, but Ezekiel Elliott played full season without winning rushing title for first time. FREE AGENCY: Placed...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Ingram: McCaffrey, other running backs deserve big contracts

Apr. 14, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ravens running back Mark Ingram praised the Panthers’ decision to give All-Pro Christian McCaffrey a $16 million-a-year contract and said he’d like to see other top young running backs paid, too. Ingram called the 23-year-old McCaffrey an “impact player”...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

AP source: Panthers make McCaffrey highest-paid running back

Apr. 14, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rewarded Christian McCaffrey for his production and versatility, making him the highest-paid running back in the NFL. The team agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension with McCaffrey on Monday, a person familiar with the contract negotiations...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley runs a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Los Angeles. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, one day after he was cut by the Los Angeles Rams. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press about the agreement on Friday, March 20, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the deal will not be official until Gurley passes a physical. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LA Rams hope to run ball by committee without Todd Gurley

Apr. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' unceremonious release of Todd Gurley left an enormous hole in the middle of their offense. Coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead don't believe they can fill it with just one running back. The Rams intend to rely less on a single ball-carrier and more on a...