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Ex-Cowboy Larry Brown May Return

December 2, 1998

DALLAS (AP) _ Larry Brown, the 1996 Super Bowl MVP for Dallas, could rejoin the injury-plagued Cowboys.

Brown, who signed a five-year, $12.5 million free agent contract with Oakland before the 1996 season, was told in April to look for a job elsewhere.

The cornerback missed most of the 1996 season with a foot injury and played little last year.

He was benched after getting burned on a couple of long passes early in the year, and was suspended for four games midway through the 1997 season for ``conduct detrimental to the team.″

Brown, who lives in the Dallas area, underwent a physical Tuesday and could suit up for practice on Wednesday, the team said.

He could replace Kevin Smith, who is expected to be out two to four weeks with a strained muscle in his lower back.

Charlie Williams and Kevin Mathis, who have a combined four starts, are scheduled to start Sunday against New Orleans.

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