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Aikman, "Moose" Johnston Go Head to Head

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    NFL stars and other celebrities competed in football-related games for charity at the NFL Experience. (Published Monday, Jan 31, 2011)

    While the Packers and Steelers practice for Super Bowl XLV, some NFL legends and other celebrities are doing some training of their own.

    They got into some friendly competition for charity Monday at the NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center, where it's Verizon Training Ground Day.

    Competing for Charity

    [DFW] Competing for Charity
    NFL stars and other celebrities competed in football-related games for charity at the NFL Experience. (Published Monday, Jan 31, 2011)

    Daryl "Moose" Johnston led his team of seven against the team of another former Dallas Cowboy, Troy Aikman.

    "We all like to win. You don't get to the level you're at unless you enjoy winning a lot," said Johnston.

    "I like the chemistry of our team right now," said Aikman. "We got a lot of unselfish players, and I think that that's important. And we got some talent too. And now it's a matter of whether or not they're going to take the good coaching that they're going to receive."

    With more non-football players on both teams, they could definitely use some coaching for the three games they played. They had to "rule the pass" in a football throwing challenge, "rule the stats" by answering NFL trivia questions, and "rule the end zone" with a dance.

    "Cooking doesn't help me at all with this," said Bravo's Top Chef All-Star Tre Wilcox. "I really thought that they might have some type of cooking challenge involved in this, and I could be the helper here. But honestly, I'm a little out of my element."

    TCU quarterback Andy Dalton was most certainly in his element. He was the only one to score a perfect five out of five in "Rule the Pass," beating Aikman.

    "There's a lot of pressure going into that last throw. [Aikman] hit four of them," said Dalton. "I knew I had to come out and hit them all."

    NBC DFW's Ashanti Blaize "ruled the end zone." "I've been stretching a lot, you know, getting my fiber," she said.

    The real winners are two local groups. West Dallas Community Centers and Jubilee Park & Community Center will each get 50 tickets for their kids to go to the NFL Experience.

    Other competitors included NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders' wife, Pilar, Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg, and other local TV personalities.