VIDEO- Cowboys, Falcons arrive for preseason game in Japan

Thursday, August 3rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tokyo-AP) -- They made it. The Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons touched down in Tokyo today for a preseason showdown after a grueling flight that caused some good-natured grumbling.

The two teams meet Sunday in the American Bowl at the 50,000-seat Tokyo Dome for the 35th edition of the annual overseas matchup.

The Cowboys have more American Bowl experience with seven appearances, against none for Atlanta. But there's something about playing on foreign turf that seems to have jinxed them: Dallas is winless in all seven games, with just one tie. And some of the players were none too excited about the 13-hourflight.

Veteran Dallas tight end Jackie Harris says that when you've played for ten years and been through ten camps, "you just don't want to travel."

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