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The Cowboys' Indian

Decades Before Moneyball, The Dallas Cowboys Used Advanced Stats To Win Super Bowls

Cool documentary short from FiveThirtyEight.

A. Salam Qureishi grew up in India and knew nothing about football — or America. And yet in the early 1960s, Qureishi, a computer programmer and statistician, helped the Dallas Cowboys overhaul their scouting system, replacing hunches with hard numbers. The result: five Super Bowl appearances and two titles.