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The Independent Online
Dallas Cowboys, the Super Bowl champions, have signed the veteran running back Herschel Walker, rescuing his career and returning him to the team where he began in the National Football League 10 years ago. Walker, 34, was passed over by the New York Giants last month and it appeared his career in the NFL might be over, but the Cowboys' owner, Jerry Jones, said he would strengthen the team.

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed their five-times Pro Bowl tight end Keith Jackson on a two-year contract. The 31-year-old Jackson, who became an unrestricted free agent after the 1995 season, featured in the play- offs for the Packers, catching 12 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns in two games.