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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.