From Comcast SportsNetDALLAS (AP) -- Former NFL quarterback Vince Young is downplaying what he calls "unfortunate" financial problems caused by the "betrayal" of trusted advisers."Yes, I need a job, who doesn't. Yes, I want to be out there playing the game I love and earning a paycheck, who wouldn't?" Young wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday.Young has been out of a job since he was cut by the Buffalo Bills in August. The tweet came after an Associated Press story detailed a series of legal entanglements over his finances and quoted his attorney as saying of the former Texas star's financial status: "I would just say that Vince needs a job."Young, who received a contract that guaranteed him 26 million when the Tennessee Titans made him the third player taken in the 2006 draft, also wrote that he is working to rectify financial losses "which stemmed from betrayal by those I trusted most."Young is suing his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, claiming they misappropriated at least 5.5 million of his money.Young also alleges that the pair took out a loan for nearly 1.9 million in his name without his knowledge during the NFL lockout in 2011 and kept the proceeds for themselves.The lender, Pro Player Funding LLC, has obtained a judgment against Young for the balance of the high-interest note, a sum of nearly 1.7 million.Young was the first client of a company formed by Adams, a Houston criminal defense attorney, and the quarterback's uncle, Keith Young, a former middle school teacher.Attorneys for Adams and Peoples claim their clients have done nothing wrong and that Young's spending habits have put him deeply in debt.The Twitter message is the first public comment on the matter from Young, who has declined interview requests.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Maybe the Cowboys will be OK without quarterback Tony Romo this time. The future of the Dallas running game with Ezekiel Elliott looks pretty good, too.
Dak Prescott led scoring drives on all four Dallas possessions in the first half before throwing his first career touchdown pass in fellow rookie Elliott's first 100-yard game, and the Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears 31-17 on Sunday night to snap an eight-game home losing streak.
With his second straight win, Prescott doubled the number of victories the Cowboys (2-1) had in 14 games without the injured Romo over three seasons before the fourth-round pick showed up.
Prescott's first TD pass was a 17-yarder to Dez Bryant for a 31-10 lead in the fourth quarter, and he's up to 99 throws without an interception to start his career. Philadelphia's Carson Wentz has 102, and those are the two highest career-opening totals for a rookie in NFL history.
"Dak's handled every opportunity he's had right from the start really, really well," coach Jason Garrett said. "No different tonight."
Brian Hoyer had trouble moving the Chicago offense early with Jay Cutler sidelined by a sprained right thumb as the Bears fell behind 24-3 at halftime and dropped to 0-3 for the second time in two seasons under coach John Fox.
Making his 27th career start for his fourth different team, Hoyer was 30 of 49 for 317 yards - a good portion of that with the game out of each late in the fourth quarter - and threw for two scores to Zach Miller.
"We haven't played a complete game," Fox said. "This week was the reverse of what we've had. We played very poorly in the first half."
Elliott finished with 140 yards on 30 carries, including a 14-yard run when he hurdled safety Chris Prosinski. The Cowboys kept giving him the ball while trying to work the clock with a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter a week after he was benched because of two fumbles in a win over Washington.
"Made a lot of good runs tonight, a lot tough runs, a lot of NFL runs," Garrett said. "He's physically tough. He's mentally tough."
It didn't even bother Prescott that Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith missed just the second game of his six-year career after his back tightened up during the week.
Prescott was 19 of 24 for 248 yards in Dallas' first home win since last year's opener, which was a week before the first of two broken left collarbones that kept Romo out of 12 games last season.
Romo is expected to miss about another month after breaking a bone in his back in the preseason.
Prescott had one of three rushing touchdowns for the Cowboys, who have seven this season after getting eight all of last year, when they finished 4-12.
Because the Bears fell behind again, they couldn't do much with the running game. They had just 15 carries for 73 yards and lost leading rusher Jeremy Langford to an ankle injury in the second half.
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