Committee says Bryant ’14 playoff play should be a catch in the future

Dez caught it.

The competition committee is also discussing changing the penalty for pass interference to 15 yards instead of the current spot foul.

Iowa CB Josh Jackson. He definitely has the length, and he’s a ball hawk (led nation with eight interceptions last season), but there are some concerns about his top-end speed. He’s competing with Denzel Ward, Mike Hughes, M.J. Stewart and Isaiah Oliver for a spot in Round 1, and no position places more emphasis on the 40 than corner. The difference between running in the 4.4s or the 4.5s could be millions of dollars in Jackson’s rookie deal.

The vertical can be an important indicator for wide receivers, tight ends and cornerbacks, but don’t forget about running backs and defensive ends. This drill is a great judge of a player’s lower-body explosiveness and ability to create power from the ground up.

Jones declined further comment from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

According to multiple sources, the NFL is seeking in excess of $2 million from the Cowboys, citing a rule that has been on the books since 1997 that says if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for legal fees.

The Cowboys filed a letter of support in the Elliott case as the running back fought the NFL’s six-game suspension. Jones threatened to sue the NFL and retained David Boies over Goodell’s contract but never made a filing as part of the extension negotiations for the commissioner.

The New England Patriots filed a similar letter of support for Tom Brady in the Deflategate case and also wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the quarterback, but it is not known whether they had to reimburse the league for legal fees.

From there, the margin was never in doubt. The Lakers went up by 22 in the fourth, and the lead wasn’t trimmed below 13 the rest of the way.

Lakers: The 73 first-half points was a season high, one more than the Lakers had at Houston on Dec. 31. … The Lakers have won three straight on the road, a season-best. … Channing Frye (appendectomy) was again out. He’s taken one shot since joining the Lakers last month. … This is the Lakers’ fourth different four-game winning streak of the season.patriots_035