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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Dickerson gives Cowboys a little payback
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com


Jan. 4, 1986

Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson has a point to prove to the Dallas Cowboys, who showed little interest in drafting him after he left SMU. Dickerson proves it, too, when he runs through the Cowboys for an NFL postseason record 248 yards in the Rams' 20-0 victory in an NFC divisional playoff game in Anaheim, Calif.

In averaging 7.3 yards a carry on his 34 attempts, Dickerson scores on runs of 55 and 40 yards. His 248 yards breaks the professional playoff record of 206 set by the San Diego Chargers' Keith Lincoln in the 1964 American Football League championship game.

"I have never been a fan of Dallas," Dickerson says. "Some might think that's funny because I'm a native of Texas. But, as a kid, I always used to say that I'd love to play against the Cowboys."





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