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Learning From Past Mistakes

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IRVING, Tex. - There are a lot of coaches and players who, after suffering a lopsided loss, will talk about "throwing away the film."

The logic, of course, is that so many things went so badly that there is nothing to gain by watching the film. Worse yet, rehashing such a game might induce some to repeat the mistakes that led to the less-than-desirable result. It would be easy to assume that the first meeting between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles — which Philadelphia won, 34-7, Oct. 30 — would fall in to that...

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