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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Secret’s Safe With Aikman

By From Wire Reports

Aikman hates the radio helmet. But he did it because of possible signal stealing.

“Things got suspicious when we played Cleveland,” Aikman said. “They seem to know when we were going to run and when we were going to pass. They didn’t miss. Same thing in the game against the New York Giants. My teammates thought we needed the helmet so I changed.”

Aikman also will be wearing a 3/4-inch cleat, the longest the Cowboys own, to combat what Dallas figures will be a soggy Candlestick Park. He prays it won’t rain.

“I grip the ball tight and I have trouble with a slick ball,” he said.

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