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The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 3, 2020

Cowboys Decide To ‘Move On’ From Coach Jason Garrett After 13 Seasons With Franchise (CBS Sports) Garrett joined the Cowboys as offensive coordinator in 2007 and became the team’s coach in 2011.

Iran Vows ‘Harsh Retaliation’ After US Airstrike Kills Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani (Fox News) The U.S. State Department issued a security alert Friday morning urging all U.S. citizens to “depart Iraq immediately” due to heightened tensions in the region.

Tennessee 23, Indiana 22: 5 Things We Learned From Vols’ Stunning Gator Bowl Victory (Knoxville News Sentinel) The Vols erased a two-score fourth-quarter deficit and rallied to a 23-22 victory over Indiana in the Gator Bowl on Thursday night in front of a crowd of 61,789 at TIAA Bank Field.

Trump And The RNC Raised Almost Half A Billion Dollars Last Year — And Still Had Nearly $200 Million Heading Into 2020 (Washington Post) Trump’s reelection campaign, the Republican Party and two joint fundraising committees together raised a record $154 million in the final three months of the year.

David Stern Made The NBA Larger Than Life, But Kept It Small Enough To Touch (The Ringer) The former commissioner had a knack for subtle showmanship, which he used to keep the league feeling smaller, weirder, and more accessible than its counterparts.

Marianne Williamson Stays In Presidential Race After Firing Her Entire 2020 Campaign Staff (CNBC) “It’s amazing what you can do with volunteers,” the Democratic candidate wrote in a statement late Thursday, which came hours after various reports said she had fired her whole staff.

NFL Ratings Increase For Second Straight Year (Wall Street Journal) Football games see a 5% lift in viewership in 2019, as NBA ratings decline.

The 2010s Saw A Fall In The Number Of American Kids (Axios) The past decade marks a pivotal moment as the U.S. ages and, as a result, family life is transformed — especially because Americans are waiting longer to have children and having fewer of them.

Not All Close NFL Wins Were Actually Close (538) We used win probability to find coin-flip games — and flipped them.

The Mystery Of The Oscars: How Do You Really Vote For A Script? (New York Times) The best screenplay categories are rarely judged on the words alone.

Rose Bowl And Citrus Bowl Post Impressive Numbers For ESPN And ABC (Awful Announcing) There weren’t any playoff games on New Year’s Day this year, but some other bowls like the Rose and Citrus drew good numbers.

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