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Cowboys get WR Cooper for 1st-round pick

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DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move for the present Monday, trading a first-round pick for Oakland receiver Amari Cooper in Raiders coach Jon Gruden's latest play for the future.

The Cowboys gave up their top pick in the next draft in hopes of giving quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon just a few months after releasing franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move.

Dallas (3-4) has struggled to score points while losing all four road games, including 20-17 Sunday at Washington . And Cowboys receivers haven't made many big plays in their first season without Bryant and retired tight end Jason Witten, the club leader in catches.


Scuffling Jags stick with Bortles at QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with Blake Bortles as their starting quarterback.

Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday, one day after benching Bortles early in the third quarter of a 20-7 loss to Houston.


Ryan throws for 379, Falcons down Giants

ATLANTA (AP) Matt Ryan is putting up MVP-like numbers, even on a team that hasn't lived up to expectations.

Matty Ice turned in another brilliant performance in prime time Monday, throwing for 379 yards and completing his final 18 passes to lead the Atlanta Falcons to their second straight victory, 23-20 over the struggling New York Giants.


Wilks: Cardinals won't trade CB Peterson

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Embattled first-year coach Steve Wilks emphatically said the Arizona Cardinals are not going to trade star cornerback Patrick Peterson, who at 28 years old should be in the prime of his career.

Wilks' comment Monday came moments after a report via Twitter that said Peterson had asked the Cardinals to trade him by the Oct. 30 deadline.


Bills to start QB Anderson vs. Pats

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will miss his second game due to a sprained elbow and newcomer Derek Anderson will start against the New England Patriots next week.

McDermott continues to list Allen as week to week after he hurt his right throwing arm in a 20-13 loss to Houston on Oct. 14.


Ex-Panther Carruth released from prison

Rae Carruth is a free man.

The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child.


Bucs' Alexander tears ACL, out for year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's struggling defense will be without middle linebacker Kwon Alexander for the remainder of the season.

The fourth-year pro was injured during the first half of Sunday's 26-23 overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns.


Colts K Vinatieri uncertain for Raiders

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Adam Vinatieri's record-breaking quest could be temporarily on hold.

The seemingly ageless kicker re-injured his right groin during the Indianapolis Colts' victory over Buffalo on Sunday, underwent an MRI on Monday and coach Frank Reich acknowledged he might miss next weekend's game at Oakland.


Miami WR Wilson likely done for season

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Running out of receivers, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase pressed running back Kenyan Drake into duty as a wideout with a quick tutorial.

"We were telling Kenyan, `Run straight, turn left,'" Gase said. "We were trying to get creative. It'll be interesting to see how we do it this week."


Seahawks' Wright, TE Dickson practicing

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks returned from their bye week with two key players back on the field after missing the first six games due to injuries.

The Seahawks welcomed back linebacker K.J. Wright and tight end Ed Dickson to practice Monday as they began preparations for Sunday's game against Detroit.

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