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UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA's new transfer rules, including the creation of the so-called portal, have changed the process by which athletes switch schools, loosening some restrictions and leading more players to explore options. Football coaches have responded by throwing more manpower toward monitoring that growing talent pool and the task of scouting the portal. The process has become more transparent and orderly, but some coaches have not yet given up the old way of doing business.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys showed they want to ease the load on two-time NFL rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott by drafting Tony Pollard in the fourth round and Mike Weber in the seventh last month. Pollard is also a threat as a receiver and kick returner, but the former Memphis player believes he can be a traditional back behind Elliott. Weber was Elliott's teammate at Ohio State in 2015 when he took a redshirt year.

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