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Peter King
November 23, 1992
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November 23, 1992

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Deion Sanders of the Falcons, who hit .304 with the major league Braves last season, was beaten in one-on-one coverage for a touchdown by Cardinal wideout John Jackson, who batted .291 for the Angels' Double A Midland (Texas) affiliate.

Eagles at Giants, Sunday. Giants, heal thy-selves. Three games in 15 days against NFC Last powers will likely determine New York's chances of making the playoffs, Four days after playing Philadelphia, the 5-5 Giants take on the Cowboys in Dallas on Thanksgiving and then, on Dec. 6, the Redskins at home. But for the first time in a dozen years, the Giants have neither quarterback Phil Simms (elbow surgery) nor linebacker Lawrence Taylor (Achilles tendon surgery) to lead them against their most bitter rivals.


It has been a charmed season for the Cowboys and their followers. The night before Dallas crushed the Lions at the Silverdome two weeks ago, at about two in the morning, a bunch of Cowboy fans and media types were hanging around the lobby bar at an Auburn Hills. Mich., hotel when Frank Sinatra walked in. (He would play The Palace at Auburn Hills the next night.) Sinatra bought a round for everyone at the bar, and then said, "Boy, it's dead in here. I could use some music."

So a cameraman for Dallas TV station KTVT stood and started singing, quite off-key, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose...."

"Sir, you can't sing!" Sinatra bellowed. "You've got on bad clothes! Go to bed!"

And with that, the party broke up.

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