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Cowboys top division foe...Manning to throw Wednesday...Heisman finalists announced



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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Just one game separates the first- and last-place teams in the NFC East after Dallas beat Washington 19-16 on Dan Bailey's 54-yard field goal with nine seconds left. The Cowboys went ahead 16-9 on Darren McFadden's six-yard TD run with 1:14 remaining, but Washington tied the game on DeSean Jackson's 28-yard scoring reception before Bailey allowed Dallas to improve to 4-8. Washington shares the division lead with Philadelphia and the New York Giants at 5-7.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will suit up and throw outdoors Wednesday as he takes his first big step back from a left foot injury that has had sidelined him since mid-November. However, Denver coach Gary Kubiak says he doesn't expect Manning to participate in tomorrow's practice. Brock Osweiler will start Sunday's game against the Raiders.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano says he expects quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to play this weekend against Jacksonville despite a fractured rib and a sore neck. The 40-year-old Hasselbeck was injured in Sunday's 45-10 loss at Pittsburgh, his third straight game since replacing the injured Andrew Luck as the starter. Luck has been throwing at practice as he recovers from a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, but he's not quite ready to return yet.

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, to be awarded Saturday in New York. Henry seems to be the favorite in a Heisman race that tightened over championship weekend, although quarterbacks have won the award the last five years, and no running back has captured it since 2009.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Longtime NBA executive Jerry Colangelo has been hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as chairman of basketball operations and will also serve as an adviser to team ownership. The current chairman of USA Basketball served as coach, CEO and general manager of the Phoenix Suns and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. It's not immediately clear how Colangelo's role will affect 76ers current GM and president of basketball operations, Sam Hinkie, with the team now 1-21 following last night's 51-point loss to San Antonio.

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