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Dak Prescott Says He Plans to Finish Career with Cowboys Amid Contract Talks | Bleacher Report

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes during an NFL training camp football practice in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Dak Prescott said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he plans to finish his career with the Dallas Cowboys amid negotiations on a long-term deal with the team:

Prescott is playing this season on the exclusive franchise tag for $31.409 million, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.

The Cowboys selected Prescott in the 2016 NFL draft, and the Mississippi State product has started every game since. He’s gone 40-24 as the Cowboys’ signal-caller while leading Dallas to a pair of NFC East titles.

The efficient Prescott has thrown 97 touchdowns versus 36 interceptions. He’s also completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 7.6 yards per attempt.

Prescott has rushed for 1,221 yards and

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Brandon Marshall talks potential NFL return, new business venture and health habits during career

Brandon Marshall hasn’t officially retired from the NFL, but the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has remained exceptionally busy since he last caught a NFL pass two years ago. Marshall, the new co-host of “First Things First,” also has launched the “House of Athlete” brand dedicated to to support and enhance physical and mental health for the everyday athlete.

Marshall is extremely passionate about “House of Athlete,” which redefines the standard approach to lifestyle wellness, giving athletes from all walks of life access to premium resources and tools. This week, “House of Athlete” launched a premium range of five all-natural fueling supplements (mental fitness, immunity, rest, whey protein, vegan protein) that are set in the brand’s core values. 

An eight-time 1,000-yard receiver, Marshall recorded 970 catches for 12,351 yards and 83 touchdowns in 13 seasons. He’s currently 16th all time in receptions, 22nd in receiving yards, and 22nd in touchdowns. 

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Archie Miller Talks College Basketball Bubble, Why He Likes Indiana’s Roster

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana basketball coach Archie Miller said it feels good to be back on campus as he sat in his office at Cook Hall while joining the Aaron Torres Podcast this week.

Miller talked about a number of topics, and here are some more highlights from the conversation with Miller:

— On how his team has been worked through virus issues:

“I can’t speak for every university or every state because everywhere is different.” 

He said they were able to complete an eight-week period of time with the players on campus. 

“After going through some trial and error, your players have to be very responsible.”

He said they were able to lift weights with masks on in different groups. Indiana’s practice facility was run by the team doctors and trainer Tim Garl. 

Players were able to schedule times where they could come in and shoot the ball. 

“As

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Eve Talks Looking Back on Her Early Rap Days in ‘Ruff Ryders Chronicles’ (Exclusive)

Eve is ready to look back on her early years in the music industry on Ruff Ryders Chronicles. The five-part BET series kicked off last week, recounting the rise of the legendary Ruff Ryders Entertainment in the late ’90s and 2000s. The label was founded by siblings Joaquin “Waah” Dean, Darin “Dee” Dean and Chivon Dean, built around Yonkers, New York, rappers DMX and The Lox, and later included Jadakiss, Drag-On, Jin, producer Swizz Beatz and the Ruff Ryders’ First Lady herself, Eve.

“I was the most protected female on the planet at that time,” the rapper, actress and host of The Talk tells ET’s Kevin Frazier. “I was Baby Sis, but not like, coddled. Baby Sis in a way that you were gonna protect, she hustles with us.”

“That time in music history was just phenomenal… I don’t think there will ever be another movement that way, ever.”

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Kerry Washington Talks Four Emmy Nominations, ‘The Prom’ and Why Olivia Pope Never Had Kids (Watch)

Kerry Washington could not help but remember filming “Scandal” while she was pregnant. “It’s impossible to not worry about the Black men in my life out in the world. My cousins, my dad, my husband. That is the reality of loving a Black person in America, is you open yourself up to the vulnerability of the danger that Black people face every day,” Washington says on Tuesday’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I think a lot about it because I remember begging Shonda [Rhimes] when I was pregnant, ‘couldn’t Olivia Pope be pregnant?’ Because I was like, ‘How are we going to hide this person inside me? I don’t even know how to do the Olivia Pope walk with a human being inside of me.’ And she was adamant that Olivia Pope was not going to have children.”” data-reactid=”19″As the Black Lives Matter

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Party conventions may further complicate coronavirus stimulus talks

WASHINGTON – Bitter negotiations for a new coronavirus stimulus deal dissolved into an ugly blame game by the time lawmakers left Washington late last week with no deal, no progress to report and no plans to return until September.

By the end, the two sides refused to even meet.

The disaster of those failed discussions hangs over both parties as they shift their attention to two weeks of national political conventions, which likely would push a deal until sometime well after Labor Day. 

That means that while political leaders party, unemployed Americans will have to do without the bolstered benefits that have allowed them to make ends meet; cash-strapped state and local governments will be left in the lurch; and uncertainty will continue to linger over a series of executive orders made by President Donald Trump that aimed to offer some relief.

The optics are a big concern for endangered

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The DNC and RNC may further complicate coronavirus stimulus talks

WASHINGTON – Bitter negotiations for a new coronavirus stimulus deal dissolved into an ugly blame game by the time lawmakers left Washington late last week with no deal, no progress to report and no plans to return until September.

By the end, the two sides refused to even meet.

The disaster of those failed discussions hangs over both parties as they shift their attention to two weeks of national political conventions, which likely push a deal until sometime well after Labor Day. 

That means that, while political leaders party, unemployed Americans will have to do without the bolstered benefits that have allowed them to make ends meet; cash-strapped state and local governments will be left in the lurch; and uncertainty will continue to linger over a series of executive orders made by President Donald Trump that aimed to offer some relief.

The optics are a big concern for endangered lawmakers

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US weapon sales boss talks China, arms exports and his agency’s future

WASHINGTON — After years of working various jobs related to security cooperation, Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper took over the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency in August 2017. It was an appointment that coincided with a major push by the Trump administration to increase weapon sales as an economic driver. Three years later, as he gets ready to retire, Hooper sat down with Defense News for an exclusive exit interview.

This interview was edited for length and clarity.

You came in as DSCA director in 2017, when the Trump administration was making a concerted push to increase arms sales abroad. Has that push been successful?

Certainly I think the answer to that question is: “Yes, absolutely.” When I assumed responsibility at DSCA, we saw a convergence of three authorities that helped to create conditions that would help us to move forward and to elevate security cooperation. The first one was the

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Texas doc fights ‘war against COVID and war against stupidity’; Birx warns rural Americans; stimulus talks drag on

Congressional leaders and White House officials return to the bargaining table this week with a $1 trillion package of stimulus checks, jobless benefit bonuses and relief for small businesses hanging in the balance.

All combatants agree that some progress was made in talks Saturday, but no one spoke optimistically about a deal coming soon. Among major sticking points – what will replace the $600 weekly unemployment benefit bonus that expired last week. The bonus more than doubled unemployment checks issued to tens of millions of Americans left jobless by months of pandemic-driven recession.

““We have to balance,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “There’s obviously a need to support workers, support the economy … on the other hand, we have to be careful about not piling on enormous amounts of debt.”

Texas was among several states setting records for deaths in a week. One physician lamented

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Stimulus talks drag with $1 trillion on the line; list of dangerous hand sanitizers grows; Australia under siege

Congressional leaders and White House officials return to the bargaining table this week with a $1 trillion package of stimulus checks, jobless benefit bonuses and relief for small businesses hanging in the balance.

All combatants agree that some progress was made in talks Saturday, but no one spoke optimistically about a deal coming soon. Among major sticking points – what will replace the $600 weekly unemployment benefit bonus that expired last week. The bonus more than doubled unemployment checks issued to tens of millions of Americans left jobless by months of pandemic-driven recession.

“We went through a long list of policy issues on our side and on their side,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “As we’ve suggested in the past, there’s clearly a subset of issues where we both agree on very much.”

In Australia, the sprawling city of Melbourne was effectively placed in lockdown Sunday amid a spiraling outbreak.

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