The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 10, 1987, Image 11

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Thursday, December 10,1987/The Battalion/Page 11
Manley ends silence
to bash Pokes, summit
HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Wash
ington Redskins defensive end
Dexter Manley, in a rare interview
with reporters Wednesday, took a
verbal swipe at the Dallas Cowboys,
the White House summit and John
Manley held court in the dressing
room of the Redskins’ practice fa
cility shortly before Washington was
to begin on-field preparations for
this Sunday’s game against the Cow
boys. Manley said the game between
the traditional rivals doesn’t have the
aura it usually does because the
Cowboys have lost three straight to
fall to 5-7.
Manley said the local media has all
but ignored the upcoming game,
and speculated that the reason was
the summit.
“It seems like the town is in an up
roar, I guess because (Soviet leader)
Mikhail Gorbachev is here. It’s kind
of slowing things down,” Manley
“I wish he’d get the hell out of
town,” Manley said with a smile.
“The Redskins-Cowboys game is big
ger than what’s happening with the
Asked if he was invited to Tues
day’s dinner at the White House,
Manley replied, “I wasn’t ready to
pass out under the table.”
That was a reference to Riggins,
the former Redskins running back
who fell asleep at a black-tie Wash
ington Press Club function and later
told his table partner, Supreme
Court Justice Sandra O’Connor, to
“loosen up.”
“But I’m glad we’re playing the
Cowboys now,” Manley said. “Kick
’em while they’re down. I don’t feel
sorry for them.”
Manley, in the wide-ranging inter
view, expressed sympathy for Dallas
Coach Tom Landry, who was crit
icized by Cowboys principal owner
Bum Bright in the aftermath of Dal
las’ 21-10 loss to Atlanta last week.
“Landry’s probably the winning-
est coach in the NFL, so it was an er
roneous comment by (Bright),”
Manley said. “I’d like to have my
cowboy boots and kick him in the
butt for that. I’d show him what real
Texans are like.”
Manley, who was raised in Hous
ton, said, “It’s not Landry’s fault.
He’s doing the best he can with the
people he’s got.”
Manley has been surprisingly
quiet this year after spending his
previous six NFL seasons as one of
the league’s most outspoken figures.
This year he has spoken to reporters
only twice, both after games, and
this was his first mid-week interview.
Manley, who made the Pro Bowl
last year for the first time in his ca
reer, was treated for alcoholism dur
ing the offseason and recently said
he stopped talking to the press so he
could devote his time to fighting his
Two weeks ago he declared he
had all but beaten the problem and
spoke to reporters for the first time
after he notched three sacks in a vic
tory over the New York Giants.
Landry may step down
after contract expires
HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Dallas
Cowboys Coach Tom Landry said
Wednesday that he will more than
likely retire at the end of his current
contract, which expires after the
1989 season.
Landry, who has been head coach
of the Cowboys since their initial sea
son in 1960, was criticized earlier
this week by principal owner Bum
Bright. Landry insisted that he will
finish out his three-year contract,
but in a conference call with Wash
ington reporters he said he will
probably call it quits after that.
Asked if he planned to be coach
ing after his current pact, Landry re
plied, “No, I don’t think so. I was
kind of ready to step down anyway
(after last year’s 7-9 season), but we
had such a poor finish that I was
hoping to help turn things around.”
Landry, who ranks No. 3 among
the NFL’s all-time winningest
coaches, expects to reach the end of
his contract despite the Cowboys’
current problems. But he isn’t mak
ing any plans to stay any longer.
“I’m 63 now,” he said. “I would
think that if I went on through to the
end of this contract, it would proba
bly be time for me to do something
“I’ve been doing this for so long,”
he continued. “I have a lot of things
I’d like to do with my family that I
don’t have the time to do right now.
I’m leaning that way.”
Landry said he still enjoys coach
ing, but is obviously disappointed
that his team has dropped three
straight games to fall to 5-7 and to
the brink of elimination in the play
off chase.
“You just have to learn how to
handle the down side of coaching,”
he said. “It’s all a matter of how
tough you are.”
Up until last year, the Cowboys
had enjoyed 20 consecutive winning
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“He was something to see this
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Coach Lee Allen, whose Buccaneers
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Like the famous rock star, Miller’s
Jackson had a crew of brothers for a
supporting cast during his three-
year career at the Corpus Christi
westside high school.
Older brother Billy graduated last
year. Younger brothers Terry, a ju
nior, and Eric, a sophomore, hope to
follow in Michael’s footsteps.
Jackson finished as District 26-
5A’s leader in rushing, tandem of
fense and scoring.
He also had the top average per
reception in the district.
“Michael is as complete an offen
sive back as I’ve seen,” Allen said.
Jackson rushed for 1,319 yards
while averaging seven yards per
carry and scoring 19 touchdowns.
He added 443 yards and four touch
downs on 18 receptions, averaging
24.6 yard per catch.
“He has the quickness, speed and
moves to be not only a big-time high
school back but, I feel, to succeed in
college,” Allen added about the
Miller standout, who has 4.5 speed
in the 40-yard dash and has at
tracted several Southwest Confer
ence and Texas colleges.
Jackson also ran back punts and
kickoffs for an additional 478 yards
this year, giving him 2,240 all-pur
pose yards for the season.
“He can run, catch the ball and
block,” Allen said. “He even played
quarterback when we asked him.”
The Miller senior had touchdown
runs of 84, 65 and 78 nullified by pe
nalities during the season.
“The thing about Michael this
year is that he made most of those
yards on his own,” Allen said. “He
was only one of two seniors on our
“We had only one returning of
fensive lineman. I just wonder what
he can do with good protection up
Allen compares Jackson to India
napolis Colts’ Eric Dickerson.
“He has the speed to outrun you
or the power to run right at you,”
said the Miller coach. “He’s not
afraid to lower that shoulder and
fight for the extra yard when the sit
uation calls for it. But, if the oppor
tunity is there for him to make a
move on the defender to fake him
out of the play, he’ll do it and then
he’ll be gone.”
Ten of Jackson’s touchdowns this
year were for more than 50 yards.
Jackson didn’t reach all his goals
for the season.
“I set out this year to help us make
the state playoffs again,” Jackson
said. “We didn’t reach that goal, but
we were respectable.”
Miller finished 5-4-1 this season.
“The next best thing I could do
was bring some attention to my
school,” Jackson added. “I feel my
running and my scoring helped.”
Jackson and his brothers —
known as “Jackson Five-Minus Two”
— provided plenty of thrills for
South Texas football fans. Several
times, Miller used three Jacksons in
the backfield. Almost always, some
thing special happened.
“My biggest thrill of my high
school career would have to be play
ing with my brothers,” Jackson ad
mitted. “The first time we were to
gether in the backfield last year,
Billy broke for a touchdown. That’s
something to cherish.”
Corpus Christi fans also will cher
ish memories of Michael Jackson
whizzing for scores. Five times dur
ing the year Jackson played before
standing-room-only crowds at
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