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Carroll Sees Similarities Between Seahawks, 90s Cowboys

Like Jimmy Johnson, Pete Carroll found NFL success shortly after making the jump from college

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    We’ve heard some former Dallas Cowboys, including Nate Newton, remark that the current Seattle Seahawks squad remind them of those dominant Cowboys teams of the early-90s--the ones that won three Super Bowls in four years.

    Apparently, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll sees some similarities between the two teams as well, beginning with the way he and Jimmy Johnson put their respective teams together.

    I think it’s interesting,” Carroll said, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “You go all the way back to [Johnson]’s yearly picks, some of those guys that had played for him [at Miami]. With a similar mindset, you wanted young, hungry, defensive guys, ran fast, played hard, tough mindset. We’re very similar in that fashion."

    “I think that both of us come out of a defensive background and I think we always cherished speed, toughness and that style, and we built our football team in a mold of defense and special teams and running the football. That’s not much of a difference away from that style that they put forth back in the day.”

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