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His Name Is Rice, but He's No Jerry

September 25, 1998

Arizona defensive end Simeon Rice had predicted a multiple sack game, and then pulled it off with two against the Eagles, proclaiming, "Just call me the great Mussolini."

Try Nostradamus.

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The Cowboys are without Troy Aikman, who has a broken collarbone, but should get Chris Warren back for the Raiders, just in time because Emmitt Smith is limping because of a strained groin.

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Check this out: Dallas Coach Chan Gailey, who invented "Slash" in Pittsburgh, using Kordell Stewart as a wide receiver and quarterback, has Deion Sanders taking snaps directly from center in practice.

Sanders was an option quarterback in high school and may be used in short-yardage situations for Dallas.

"He'd be a wonderful option quarterback for us," Gailey said. "I think about that all the time. But I think about a lot of things. Thinking and doing are two different things."

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