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Cowboys' Williams injured four with tackle in 2004

The so-called "horse-collar" tackle, which came under heavy scrutiny from the NFL's powerful competition committee after Cowboys safety Roy Williams injured four with the maneuver in 2004, was banned by the league on Tuesday.

Updated: May 25, 2005, 1:14 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The so-called "horse-collar" tackle, which came under heavy scrutiny from the NFL's powerful competition committee after Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams injured four players with the maneuver in 2004, was banned by the league on Tuesday.

Owners voted 27-5 to enact sanctions against the tackle. The dissenting votes were cast by Dallas, San Francisco, Detroit, New England and New Orleans. Players who use the horse-collar tackle will now be penalized 15 yards, and could ...

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