Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is back on Wearside after flying home from the clubs pre-season training camp in Austria. Adrian Clayborn Jersey . However, it is believed he has returned to the club in order to sort out some transfer business, rather than to be interviewed for the England managers job.The 61-year-old was Sky Bets odds-on favourite on Tuesday morning to replace Roy Hodgson as England boss. Allardyce has impressed during his tenure at the Stadium of Light and is known to be very keen to manage his country. Gold: Sam for England West Ham co-owner recommends Allardyce for England job Ten years ago, when he was manager of Bolton, he tried and failed to get the England job as FA chief executive Brain Barwick chose Steve McClaren instead.However, Sky Sports News HQ understands the FA has not made contact with Sunderland to receive permission to talk to Allardyce, and there has also been no approach to Hull City or US Soccer over Steve Bruce and Jurgen Klinsmann respectively, who are other leading candidates. Allardyce has been with Sunderland at their pre-season training camp in Austria SSN HQ also understands that it is not just a two or three-horse race to find the next England manager.Since their first meeting in Paris, the FAs technical director Dan Ashworth, chief executive Martin Glenn and vice-chairman David Gill have gleaned the opinions of the likes of Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard, as well as former England manager-hopeful Harry Redknapp. Allardyces worries Big Sams patience with the transfer market is wearing thin The FA is looking for someone capable of building a strong team identity and SSN HQ has also been told the candidate will have a strong tactical knowledge and strong mindedness. They will also be able to invest quality time in the shaping identity and will work with development teams.The FA still wants an Englishman to fill the seat vacated by Hodgson, but it has not ruled out a foreign coach. England role for Allardyce? The case for and against the Sunderland manager Whoever gets the role will be asked to build a long-term plan similar to those in place in France, Germany and Spain.However, there is no timescale on appointing a replacement and the FA has not ruled out an interim manager. Also See: Allardyce worries over transfers Gold: Sam for England The case for and against Bruce flattered by link Jeremy Hill Patriots Jersey .ca NHL Power Rankings, ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks. Moving up, from 10 to seven this week, the Pittsburgh Penguins have won seven straight despite a depleted lineup. Danny Shelton Patriots Jersey . The striker headed Spurs into a 35th-minute lead and tapped in their third in the 71st after Chico Flores own goal. Wilfried Bony hit the bar and had a good penalty appeal for a push by Tottenham captain Michael Dawson turned down in the first half, before getting Swanseas consolation late on.For Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the concern is about his back. While the Giants Eli Manning is looking to rebound after one of the worst starts of his career. Romo takes the Dallas Cowboys to New York tonight with a chance to match the win total from their .500 rut of the past three seasons. You can catch all the action starting at 8:15pm et/5:15pm pm on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5. The 34-year-old quarterback whose surgically repaired back sustained yet another injury against Washington has a chance for the most efficient season of his career. Much more importantly for him, Jason Witten and the rest of the Cowboys (7-3), theyre in position to end a four-year playoff drought in a season-ending schedule filled with NFC East opponents. The co-leaders of the division along with Philadelphia owe plenty of their lofty perch to NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray. The Cowboys future will depend on how Romos back holds up through three games in 12 days, including a Thanksgiving visit from the Eagles. We understand what we need to do to play well, Witten said. We know what our strengths are, the things that we do well look good in cold weather, being able to run the ball and the play-action game and getting everybody healthy. Philadelphias good, New Yorks good, whoever we play after that, theyre going to be good. Manning wasnt good in last weeks 16-10 loss to San Francisco, matching his career high with his second five-interception game. He had the Giants inside the 49ers 5-yard line late with four chances to take the lead. Instead, his fifth interception on a fourth-down play sent the Giants (3-7) to their fifth consecutive loss — the second straight season theyve lost at least five in a row. I have all the faith in the world in him, coach Tom Coughlin said of Manning, who had six interceptions through nine games before facing the 49ers. I think the competitor that he is, the extra focus, the extra concentration, I think that hell come out and play well. Some things to look for when the Cowboys go for a fourth straight win against the Giants, which would be their longest streak in 20 years in the series: TONY VS. ELI: This will be the 16th meeting with Romo and Manning, with Romo holding an 8-7 edge. Manning holds all the major passing records with the Giants, and Romo is closing in on Troy Aikman in yardage and completions. Romo allready has the Dallas mark for touchdowns. Jeremy Hill Jersey. Obviously there are only so many quarterbacks who have been in one franchise for this long, have had the ups and downs and different things, Manning said. I obviously have a brother who I chat with a little bit about that, but Tony, any time youre in the same division with a quarterback for whatever its been now, eight years together, seven years, theres definitely a little bond there. RUNNING ON: The Giants are trying to get where the Cowboys are with their running game, and they should have a better chance in Rashad Jennings second game since returning from a knee injury. The Giants could do some juggling in the offensive line with guard Geoff Schwartz expected to play after missing the first 10 games with a toe injury and tackle Justin Pugh possibly being sidelined by a thigh injury. Weve got to be able to run the ball, Coughlin said. You can talk about interceptions all you want, but theres a reason for all those things. HEALTHY COWBOYS: The Cowboys are much healthier than they were at this point the past two seasons. The only player who missed practice Thursday was undrafted rookie cornerback Tyler Patmon. Linebacker and leading tackler Rolando McClain has practiced all week after missing the Jacksonville game with knee and groin injuries. BREAKOUT ROOKIE: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had his breakout game in the first meeting with Dallas, getting two touchdowns. He doesnt have a touchdown since, but has 357 yards receiving in three games. The No. 12 overall pick is the first rookie New York receiver with consecutive 100-yard games since Byron Williams in 1983. You can see why he was drafted so high, Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick said. BRENTS RETURN: Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is eligible to play for the first time since Dec. 2, 2012, six days before his drunken-driving accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter, got a 150-day jail term while avoiding prison time and was suspended by the NFL for 10 games when he was reinstated. 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