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Cowboys' Williams target of rule change

The horse-collar tackle, cited as a repeated cause of injury last year, is expected to be sanctioned at next week.

Updated: May 20, 2005, 1:04 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

When the NFL outlawed the head slap, the synapse-numbing move popularized by Deacon Jones that rendered pass-blockers dazed and senseless, it didn't name the rule for the former Los Angeles Rams star.

But everyone knew it was the Hall of Fame defensive end, maybe the greatest pass-rusher in NFL history, who precipitated the sanctions with the terror he wrought.

Nowhere in the NFL officiating handbook, either, will you find reference to the so-called "Isaac Curtis Rule." It was incessant ...

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