Dallas Cowboys = New York Yankees

The shapes of the ball are different, but the franchises look the same.

The Dallas Cowboys are the New York Yankees, and the New York Yankees are the Dallas Cowboys — crown jewels of their respective leagues.

Nobody makes moves and creates headlines quite like Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

Nobody provides steadying genetic reinforcement better than Stephen Jones or George’s more silent son, Hal Steinbrenner.

No NFL stadium is going to be more stunning than the one the Cowboys move into next season, the same year the Yankees move into their new palatial digs.

No stars are any more of a lightning rod than Terrell Owens in Dallas or Alex Rodriguez in New York.

No teams rely on their relievers -– Brad Johnson in Dallas, Mariano Rivera in New York –- any more than the Cowboys and Yankees.

No team has kissed bye to legendary leaders any bigger than Bill Parcells, who moved on to Miami, or Joe Torre, who moved on to Los Angeles.

The Cowboys and Yankees have big stars, bigger dramas and more money than anyone else. And both teams are in the middle of a championship drought, creating more cheers and boos than all the other franchises in sports.

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