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Leading Off (2/6/17)

Jerry Jones makes the Hall, other Cowboys win awards, YOGIMANIA, and more.

Jerry Jones Voted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Cowboys owner made it as a contributor, joining a HOF class that also includes former TCU great LaDanian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Morten Anderson, and Kenny Easley. Terrell Owens did not make the cut, but he was in a kind of weak Super Bowl commercial. In other Cowboys news …

Dak Prescott Named Offensive Rookie of the Year. Ezekiel Elliott finished second, and Prescott asked, “Do we have a knife so I can cut this in half?” Jason Garrett was named Coach of the Year in the same ceremony. In other other Cowboys news: Tony Romo doesn’t plan to retire, and DeMarcus Ware is leaving open the possibility of a return to the team.

Former DISD Board President Hollis Brashear Dies at 81. The former Army officer and engineer, who swept and mopped floors to pay his way through college, had been suffering from a heart condition.

Dallas Diocese Getting a New Bishop This Week. Bishop Edward J. Burns will officially be installed Thursday afternoon at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in downtown. He replaces Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who was called to the Vatican by Pope Francis. Speaking of …

Mavs Plan to Sign PG Yogi Ferrell to Two-Year Contract. The rookie (born Kevin Ferrell) is averaging almost 18 points, 5 assists, and one steal of my heart in his first four games, all wins, including 32 against Portland on Friday. That game featured nine threes, one that clinched the game, and a Jordanesque shrug. All of which has earned the 23-year-old a two-year contract once his initial 10-day deal runs out Tuesday. I wish this was the ABA so he could wear a jersey with “Yogi” on the back. And then so could I.