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Trubisky totals 4 TDs, Bears top Cowboys

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CHICAGO (AP) Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season.

Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago's 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.

In a matchup between disappointing teams that made the playoffs last season, the Bears (7-6) came away with their fourth win in five games after dropping four in a row. The Cowboys (6-7) have lost seven of 10 since a 3-0 start.


Raiders RB Jacobs has fractured shoulder

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs may make a little history if he’s named rookie of the year at the end of the season.

The Raiders haven’t had a player win the award in nearly 40 years. Running back Marcus Allen did it in 1982 when the franchise played in Los Angeles.


Steelers RB Conner out again vs. Cards

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh running back James Conner's aching right shoulder will keep him out of the lineup for a third straight game when the surging Steelers visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Conner took some reps with the scout team on Thursday but declared himself out as the effects of the sprained AC joint he suffered in late October continue to linger. Conner initially hurt the shoulder in the final minutes of a victory over Miami on Oct. 28. He briefly returned against Cleveland on Nov. 14 but managed just 16 yards on six touches before exiting.


Browns QB Mayfield throws in practice

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw in practice for the first time since injuring his right hand in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.

Mayfield's bruised throwing hand remains wrapped, but he zipped passes to Cleveland's running backs and tight ends during the early portion of Thursday's workout open to reporters.


Jets' Anderson believes he's a top-5 WR

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Robby Anderson believes he's one of the NFL's top wide receivers - even if the numbers this season don't necessarily show it.

He has 36 catches for 546 yards and three touchdowns for the New York Jets, not exactly eye-popping production.


Tim Ryan apologizes to Sherman, others

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said team radio analyst Tim Ryan personally apologized to him and several players for comments Ryan made regarding Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on a sports talk show.

Ryan was suspended by the team for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints after he said during an interview on the 49ers' flagship radio station that Jackson was adept at carrying out fakes because of his "dark skin color with a dark football." Ryan also issued a statement of apology through the team Wednesday.


Cowboys DT Woods facing drug charges

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Antwaun Woods was arrested on drug and tampering charges after police say he tried to put out a marijuana cigarette when he knew he was about to be stopped for speeding.

Woods didn't pull over immediately and told police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco he had dropped the marijuana cigarette in the half-empty water bottle before he stopped, Officer Blake Simmons wrote in a police report provided Thursday. The Cowboys' practice facility is located in Frisco.


Redskins sign WR Veasy after Kap workout

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Colin Kaepernick’s much-anticipated workout last month in front of representatives from eight NFL teams resulted in a signing this week. It just didn’t involve the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has been out of the league since 2016.

One highlight from the 40-minute workout, which Kaepernick’s camp moved to a Georgia high school at the last minute over unresolved differences with the league, was a deep ball that Kaepernick threw from midfield and wide receiver Jordan Veasy caught in the end zone.


Injured Broncos' Miller iffy for Texans

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he won't go on IR because of a sprained left MCL that ended his 95-game starting streak.

But he's not sure if he'll start a new streak Sunday when the Denver Broncos (4-8) visit the Houston Texans (8-4).


Jaguars place LB Jack on injured reserve

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed linebacker Myles Jack on injured reserve, ending his disappointing season with four games to play.

Jack hurt his right knee in a loss at Tennessee two weeks ago and sat out last Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. It was the first game Jack had missed in his four-year NFL career. It's also the same knee that cost Jack most of his junior season at UCLA and dropped him to the second round in the 2016 draft.

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