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Vaccaro has a “little personal vendetta” against the Cowboys


On the surface, the next edition of Sunday Night Football features a surprisingly good Cowboys team and a surprisingly not-so-dominant Saints team. But there are some intriguing subplots, too.

For example, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he has a “little personal vendetta” against the Cowboys.

In April 2013, the Cowboys had expressed interest in drafting Vaccaro, a Texas native who played for the Longhorns. But with the Saints poised to take him, the Cowboys had no interest in trading up to get Vaccaro.

“My agent was like, ‘Hey, the Saints about to take Kenny, y’all gonna make a move?,’” Vaccaro said, via

“‘Nah, we don’t move up for safeties,’” the Cowboys told Vaccaro’s agent.

Dallas held the 18th overall pick, ultimately trading down with the 49ers, who unlike the Cowboys do move up for safeties. The 49ers picked safety Eric Reid.