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Top prospect Garrett pleads to be taken by Cowboys, says he'll skip draft in Philly

Top prospect Garrett pleads to be taken by Cowboys, says he'll skip draft in Philly

Former Texas A&M star Myles Garrett is viewed as the top prospect in the 2017 NFL draft and the likely the No. 1 overall pick of the Cleveland Browns.

However, Garrett has another team on his radar. The defensive end made a home video plea to  Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys to trade up and draft him.

“I’m speaking to you, Jerry. Mr. (Jason) Garrett (Cowboys head coach), make it happen,” Garrett said. “I need you to take Tony Romo, take a couple of picks and give them to Cleveland (who holds the No. 1 pick in the draft) so you can pick me up. Please, I’d love to play in Dallas. Just make it happen.”

It makes sense why Garrett wants to stay in his home state and play for the Cowboys. They’re coming off a 13-3 season and if not for a few ridiculous throws from Aaron Rodgers, the Cowboys are in the NFC Championship game. Not to mention, they had two rookies in Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott who both had stellar seasons.

Still, Garrett will more than likely get chosen by the Browns, who are coming off an abysmal 1-15 season.

Garrett made more news on Friday by stating to the Houston Chronicle that he won't be attending this year's draft in Philadelphia.

“I’m staying at home,” he told the newspaper.

In sign of football's true return to Philly, fans at Linc fought

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In sign of football's true return to Philly, fans at Linc fought

Like the first foliage turning orange, yellow, and red in the fall, grown men congretating in large groups to consume alcoholic beverages and watch sport signifies the football season has finally returned.

There was proof of the NFL returning in spades on Thursday night when a couple of fans at the Eagles game against the Buffalo Bills just wanted to get some crab fries at the Linc, maybe a beer as well, and instead wound up in a confrontation with people of similar ilk.

Punches were thrown -- if not punches, slaps that were intended to be punches. Fries were spilled.

And football went on.

Also of note: the one man is wearing a DELCO IRISH shirt.

@barstoolsports first #Eagles home #Fight of the year #Preseason #Nfl #EaglesVsBills #BirdGang #BillsMafia

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Watch: Ben Simmons dominated some amateurs in Australia, barely tried and finished with 34 points

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Watch: Ben Simmons dominated some amateurs in Australia, barely tried and finished with 34 points

Footage of Ben Simmons playing in a basketball game in Australia has been making the rounds and the Sixers rookie showed off some hops with a couple of nice dunks.

In addition to seeing Simmons looking healthy on the court making players attempting to guard him look foolish, one of the underrated aspects of the video is hearing Australian newscasters describe the game.

The game is described as a "social match" which seems to me like a glorified pickup game featuring a bunch of amateurs. Simmons clearly outclasses everyone on the court. It seems as if Simmons was simply filling in as a favor to a friend.

Here's how the DailyMail described Ben dominating:

From slam dunks to look-away passes and long range shots it was as if his opponents didn't exist as Simmons totaled 34 points.

'He didn't try until the last quarter and then scored like 15 in a row and dunked on two blokes... I've never seen anything like it,' one spectator told the Herald Sun.

You can enjoy two local newscasts talking about the big event below.