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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

With a big lead in the process of slipping away in the second half against Minnesota, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo called guard Cassius Winston over to the sideline during a break for a quick message. "I told him it was time for him to take over." Izzo said. Winston listened. Over the next 1 1/2 minutes, Winston scored seven points and had two steals to extend Michigan State's lead from nine to 16 points. Winston just shrugged off the stretch. "That's my role for this team."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have concerns about their depth at the position that was manned by Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods last year. Iloka, who has nine career interceptions, can play both safety spots. The Cowboys had some interest in Iloka last year before he joined Minnesota, where he started three games. He is the fourth free agent the Cowboys have come to terms with so far, joining Christian Covington, Kerry Hyder and Randall Cobb.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks have re-signed Neiko Thorpe, a backup cornerback and one of their top special-teams players for the past three seasons. Thorpe was a special-teams captain last year and finished third in snaps on that side of the ball despite missing four games. Thorpe's re-signing comes a day after Seattle lost one of its other top special-teamers, Maurice Alexander, to the Bills. It leaves Dion Jordan, Sebastian Janikowski and Tre Madden as the Seahawks' remaining unrestricted free agents.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions might have found another option to start at corner as they have signed Rashaan Melvin to a one-year deal according to Adam Schefter. Melvin, who was with Oakland last year, played with New England in 2015.