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File-This Jan. 30, 1994, file photo shows Dallas Cowboys' Leon Lett (78) jumping over players pursing a fumble by Buffalo Bills' Thurman Thomas during the first quarter of the Super Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Lett, a soft-spoken defensive lineman, had not commented to reporters since a Thanksgiving Day blunder led to a Dallas Cowboys loss. He couldn't escape media day in Atlanta  and it was downright painful to watch. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, File)

File-This Jan. 30, 1994, file photo shows Dallas Cowboys' Leon Lett (78) jumping over players pursing a fumble by Buffalo Bills' Thurman Thomas during the first quarter of the Super Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Lett, a soft-spoken defensive lineman, had not commented to reporters since a Thanksgiving Day blunder led to a Dallas Cowboys loss. He couldn't escape media day in Atlanta and it was downright painful to watch. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, File)

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