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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:12 am

Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys travel to Arizona next weekend to play Emmitt Smith and the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL's career rushing leader might have some explaining to do with his former teammates.

Smith is quoted in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated as saying that last season, his 13th and final one in Dallas, "was the worst year I even went through playing football."

"Too much damn drama. Too much selfishness by too many guys on the team. Too much media frenzy around the team," Smith said. "People always looking to me for answers, and I didn't have the answers for them about why we were so bad. It felt like being a diamond surrounded by trash."

The reaction to Smith's comment varied Friday. Nobody lashed back at him, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones went so far as to say that Smith has meant so much to the organization that he "never needs to say, 'I'm sorry.'"

Very, very surprised by this. 8-o
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Postby kashikis » Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:48 am

yeah i heard this too! i think it made him mad that they were constantly thinking of yanking him week after week and would never give him a straight answer.

as for diamond surrounded by trash, umm emmit you WENT to AZ
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Postby Vikes_Fan2823 » Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:49 am

I was watchin Best Damn Sports Show last night and they had Roy Williams on. They were talking about that and Williams said that Emmitt can expect some big hits(the Cowboys play the Cards twice, in preseason and reg. season.)
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