GAME OF THE WEEK
Dallas a! Detroit, Sunday. A year ago the fast-improving Cowboys played the Lions at the Silverdome and lost by 24 points. In a return trip to Pontiac, Mich., for an NFC divisional playoff in January, Dallas lost by 32. The Cowboys then spent a chunk of the off-season acquiring quicker defensive players and designing new schemes to combat run-and-shoot offenses, such as the Lions' Silver Streak. "It's going to be nice going to that dome now," says Dallas wideout Michael Irvin, "because we've torn our [defensive] house down, and we've just about got it rebuilt." It also helps that at 2-6, Detroit is a shell of its '91 self.
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Twenty-six thousand fans flocked to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on Oct. 27 to applaud the Braves for a job well done, but Atlanta's best player in the World Series wasn't there. Deion Sanders was at Georgia Tech's football stadium, baseball field, track, football practice field and weight room, filming—what else?—a Nike commercial.
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