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Quarterback Dak Prescott scored three times yesterday, twice through the air and once on the ground as the Dallas Cowboys prevailed 28-17 over the Kansas City Chiefs. Prescott tossed a pair of scoring passes on his way to 249 yards through the air while Ezekiel Elliott also scored a touchdown during the win, which improves the Cowboys to 5 and 3 on the season. For the Chiefs, it’s their third loss on the season, but they remain 2 games ahead of Oakland, their nearest AFC West division rivals.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Denver Broncos

Meantime, the storyline in Philly continues to build as the Eagles trounced on the Denver Broncos 51-23. Carson Wentz tossed 4 TDs in the game, while newly acquired running back Jay Ajayi scored as well for the Eagles, improving to 8 and 1 this season. The QB change in Denver didn’t help. Brock Osweiler, who was named the team’s starter last week replacing Trevor Simiean, threw a pair of interceptions and was sacked three times. 

The Oakland Raiders still have a lot of work to do if they want to make a serious, sustained bid at the top of the standings in the AFC West. But if you look closely, they may have an inside track if they continue to upgrade off their win last night over the Miami Dolphins.

With a record of 4-5 heading into the bye week, the Raiders have some time to rest and recuperate a bit before a very winnable three game slate (all at home) against the Patriots, Broncos and Giants.

The Chiefs don't exactly have the world's most difficult path to keeping their place atop the standings, but I keep seeing flaws in this team each and every week, and with the emphasis the Cowboys defense placed on stifling the Chiefs running game, there appears to be a blueprint developing in how to slow down an otherwise pretty decent offense.

Travis Kelce continues to be a major factor for the Chiefs going forward, and his importance cannot be understated.

But if you're a Raiders fan, I come away from their win last night against the Dolphins keenly aware that the margin for error at this point is slim, but there is a glimmer of hope.

Derek Carr (last three games): 81-for-141 (63% comp. rate), 1030 yds, 5TDs, 3INTs.  

I told you about this Rams team before the season ever started. 

I can't help if you didn't pay attention.

Sure, you're going to scoff and shrug your shoulders off a monumental ass-kicking over a pretty dreary Giants team. "The're supposed to beat those bad teams," you're going to say.

This isn't an ordinary bad team. It's a franchise that's won the Super Bowl, not once but twice, in the last decade. It's a team quarterbacked by a Hall of Fame caliber guy, and while the recent results don't merit it, is still a team you have to beat in their home stadium.

And the Rams did that.... by 34 points.

You can snicker at the Rams all you want. Only them and New England are the only teams in the league yet to lose a game on the road, and their spot atop the NFC West standings is not going to be easily taken from them.

Again, you were warned.

Damages

You asked for it... We all did actually

The time has come for NFL owners and upper management to show their cards.

Or in this case, their messages and conversations as they relate to the most controversial person in the league at the moment, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Multiple sources have confirmed this weekend that several team owners, as well as commissioner Roger Goodell, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL.

According to ESPN.com, owners were selected for depositions based on their public statements about Kaepernick or player protests during the national anthem.

Other league executives who will be deposed include executive vice president/football operations Troy Vincent and senior vice president of player engagement Arthur McAfee, per a league source.

We'll have much more on this most recent development on the show this morning with our legal insider Eric Macramalla from Forbes.com and TSN.

We'll also recap a wild weekend in college football and put a final bow and ribbon around the 2017 World Series.

All that and more is coming up this morning, 9am ET on FOX AM1340/93.9FM and on the I Heart Radio app at foxsports1340.com

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