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Sandems neaing a
deal with Cowboys; cudS~ng oa

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Grildes is back for yet' another seaso ofcollege footballn Ann Arbor. Drop off
yourpicks at the Michigan Daily sports desk on the secnd floor of the Student
Publications B8uilding at 420 Maynard. Deadlineis 4 p. today. The miost '
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Uiesty Sportswear on State Sreet. Contestants are limited to five' entries
per week(,please. '~~<
S emhs tMchgan 3. Southern Mississippi at Alabama;
2. Texas Tech at PnnStte14 UCLA at Brigham You.ng
,~ Illinois at Oregoni 15i~~. . Virginia a orth Carolina State
4. Western Michigaatndiana.K5 . N~jorth Texas at Oklahoma
5. Notlre Dame at Pudue 17,Q lNorth Carolina at Maryland
6Nebraska at Mihigan State, 1. Kansas Stat~e at Clicinnati
17.Northern Iow t Iowa 1.9. lowa State at Texas Christian
S.~ Florida State at North Carolina ~,20. Stanfordat' Utah
9.Florida at Kentuck9y - 21. Fresno State at California-
1,Sani Jose State atSoutern Ca 2 2.Rutgers at Duke
-I. ; Tennessee.Chattanooga at'Aubiurn 23. Georgia at Tennessee
12. Florida A&M'at Miami (Fla.) 24. Albion at Aurora (IllI.)
Tiebreaker ;Memnphis at Michigan, total points:~ .
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IRVING, Texas (AP) - Deion
Sanders appears headed for the Dal-
ls Cowboys, a decision that could be
The Cowboys were so sure they
were going to sign the free agent
cornerback that equipment managers
sewed his name and number on two
white jerseys yesterday.
Last night, San Francisco 49ers
President Carmen Policy all but con-
ceded Sanders to the Cowboys. Policy
said he thought the odds were 90 per-
1~ ~ cent in favor of Sanders signing with
Policy said he came to that conclu-
* sion after presenting San Francisco's
offer to Sanders' agent, Eugene
Parker. Denver joined Dallas and San
Francisco in bidding for last year's
* defensive player of the year.
"We have not discussed the details
of the Dallas deal," Policy said. "But
I would have to say my sense of it is it
is very significant and probably more
significant than the other two deals
that were submitted.
"'This all boils down to money be-
,A' cause I think we have a lot more to
t§ offer than Dallas in many other re-
AP PHOTO Policy said he expected Sanders to
- complete a deal by Friday and held out
some hope that the 49ers, who won
their fifth Super Bowl with Sanders last
I season, would be able to retain him.
"You never concede. It's never over
until it's over. I'm just attempting to
be as realistic as I cam in dealing with
~5 this situation," Policy said.
Parker held early morning talks in
Dallas with owner Jerry Jones, who
presented the Cowboy's five-year fi-
ofthe nancial package that included a bonus
ht, but expected to approach $10 million.
h larger The San Francisco Giants said Sand-
~e fitsers was on the baseball club's charter
0 seats flight to Chicago where the team opens
a series on Friday. Jones' private plane
surprise flew to Fort Wayne, Ind., the home of
ho fig- Parker.
d a day Jones was working to free up salary
h it. cap room. Troy Aikman said he would
's are a be willing to work something out in
of first his contract that would free up $2
million from the salary cap.
front of "I'm not sure how much I can af-
Gd. "But ford to give up," said Aikman, who
do our met with Jones about the matter. "It's
a complicated deal."

The 49ers met with the San Frai
cisco Giants hoping to come up wit
a package that would please Sander
who wants to play wide receiverd
well as cornerback and kick returne
Also, the Cowboys were talking1
the New Orleans Saints about tradir
defensive lineman Russell Marylan+
Such a trade would free some $1
million under the cap.
Sanders, 28, was the NFL defer
sive player of the year in 1994 a
though he played in only 14 gain
after his baseball obligation ended,
Sanders, a five-time Pro BoN
player, tied Ronnie Lott's 1981 singl
season team record of three intercel
tion-return touchdowns on play's
"This all boils
down to money.'
-- Carmen Polic!
San Francisco 49e[

Delon Sanders could be donning a Cowboy uniform soon,
Metrodome CrOw(
reaches new depti

manager Tom Kelly couldn't remem-
ber a smaller Metrodome crowd than
the one that showed up to watch his
Twins finish up a nine-game home stand.
It didn't bother him, though.
"I'm concerned about winning games
and developing players and getting this
team to play better baseball," Kelly said
after the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers
9-1 Wednesday afternoon before an
actual crowd of 2,742.
The paid attendance Tuesday night
was just 7,845, compared with 8,358 a
night earlier. Those were the smallest
crowds at the Metrodome since 7,208
showed up on Oct. 5, 1986.

The Twins didn't keep track
actual attendance Tuesday nigl
the sea of blue seats was mudh
Wednesday. The Metrodom
52,279, meaning nearly 50,00{
were empty.
The small crowd didn't sr
Minnesota's Kirby Puckett, wl
lured that school having started
earlier had something to do wit]
Also, the Twins and Tigers
combined 63 1/2 games outc
"I can't say I like playing in c o dl k h t "P c e ts i
we're pros and we have to

74, 93 and 90 yards.
The last two returns established
NFL record of one or more interce
tion-return touchdowns of 94-pl
yards. He also set a single-season tea:
record with 303 yards on intercepts
Aikman was ready to welcome Sanl
ers with open arms particularly since,'
doesn't like playing against him.
"Deion is a presence in any seconi
ary," Aikman said. "He's the b(
defensive back in the NFL.W
wouldn't like to have him on thi
Sanders might need arthroscoj
surgery on his left ankle, which
sprained playing baseball for Cinci
nati earlier this season.
Playing offense this season was
big concern for Sanders.
"Football was boring last yea
Sanders said. "I need to play offer
even if I'm a decoy. I played in o
game last year and only had one b
thrown at me."
Sanders said earlier this year,
want this football contract to be
last. It's got to be a good one. I do:
feel I've ever been paid what X












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