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Winners and Losers This Week in Dallas (10/7/16)

Who's up and who's down in the last seven days?

Winners

David Brown
The Dallas police chief officially called it quits this week. His last day on the job was Tuesday. Presumably he’ll soon sign a development deal with CBS to turn his life story into a gritty procedural called Brownie’s Blue Bloods? Criminal MindsBrown Justice? CSI SVU: Dallas? +5

Liberty Christian Football Players
The Argyle school has outfitted its team with helmets featuring sensors that can alert coaches to when there’s an especially brutal hit, better alerting them to when players should be pulled from the game due to concussion concerns. +100

Toni Brown
After the Dallas Morning News wrote about the Denton woman’s difficulties in getting her car repaired by an auto mechanic, despite having already paid thousands of dollars for service, a Dallas couple stepped forward to sign over the title to their 1998 Lexus to Brown. +3,700

Quarterback Controversy Enthusiasts
The Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s 24-17 win over Washington. When QB1 Tony Romo is back on the mend, those who actively cheer on chaos (like Zac Crain) might get their wish. +114.7

Adrian Beltre
Ahead of the playoffs, Major League Baseball tweeted out this video that reminds us the Texas Rangers third baseman is pretty much the best:

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+29

Losers

Backpage.com The government finally busted the owners of the online classifieds ads site for allegedly enabling the trafficking of children and others forced into prostitution. -51 million

City of Dallas Borrowing money could come at a higher cost now that the city's credit rating has been downgraded due to concerns about unfunded liabilities of the Police and Fire Pension fund. -15 million

Brenda Delgado The woman accused of hiring a gunman to kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend more than a year ago was brought back from Mexico to Dallas on Thursday to face charges. -1 million

Cole Hamels The Texas Rangers pitcher has a reputation as a big-game ace, thanks largely to his MVP performance in the 2008 World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies. But he got shellacked by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, leading to a blowout loss. -9

Ted Cruz The Republican Texas senator and former presidential candidate was recorded rather pathetically making calls on behalf of GOP nominee Donald Trump at a Fort Worth phone bank on Thursday. Notice that, while encouraging the voter to go to the polls, he doesn't say the name "Donald Trump":

And afterward a meme was born:

ted cruz calls the wrong number

A video posted by Seinfeld2000 (@seinfeld2000) on

+538

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