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Walls Walks Out on Cowboys

September 05, 1986|Associated Press

DALLAS — Veteran cornerback Everson Walls walked out on the Dallas Cowboys Thursday and said he will boycott Monday night's nationally televised season opener against the New York Giants unless his contract demands are met.

Walls, 26, whose nine interceptions led the NFL last season, was at practice Thursday but said it would be his last until the Cowboys fulfilled a 1983 promise to renegotiate the 1986 and 1987 years of his existing five-year contract if he met specified performance goals.

Cowboy President Tex Schramm said: "I don't think we'll negotiate under blackmail conditions. If he makes the decision not to play in the game, then that'll have to be his decision. He will have to accept the responsibility of deserting his team on the eve of what might be one of its biggest games."

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