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Cowboys Win. Brandon Aubrey set a record with two field goals longer than 59 yards (including a booming 60-yarder that would have been good from 65) and the defense forced three turnovers in a 33-13 wire-to-wire victory over the Eagles. Which means Dallas and Philly are tied atop the NFC East. The Eagles have an easier road home and have the tiebreaker. But still! More on StrongSide later.

Dusty Hill Auction Nets $3 Million. Among the high-dollar items from the collection of the late ZZ Top bassist (and Woodrow Wilson High graduate): his 1953 Fender Precision bass, which went for $393,700 and is now the second-highest-selling bass ever. Whose bass is No. 1? Answer at the end of the post. The bass in question is not the furry one from the “Legs” video, which is what I would have guessed. That one sold for $317K.

Breathe Easy, East Dallas: the BMW Dallas Marathon Is Over. In the 52nd running, Joseph Hale finished in two hours, 24 minutes, 53 seconds. Women’s champ: Jill Wolf, in a personal-best time of 2:51:47.

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