Emmitt Smith signed a one year contract with Dallas today, allowing him to retire as a Cowboy. Smith is in the process of submitting his paperwork to the NFL and will be listed on the Cowboys reserve/retired list after it is processed.
Take this thread to list your favorite Emmitt Smith game or run.
I'll list two, though I could add dozens more:
1. In 1990, a 3-7 Cowboys team beat the Rams on the road to start a four game winning streak that got them -- briefly-- into the playoff race. Their offense had been terrible to that point under David Shula, whom Jimmy would can after the season and replace with Norv Turner. But in that game, the Triplets cut loose for the first time. Michael caught a long touchdown pass from Troy.
And Emmitt scored on a goal line play where I am sure he leapt into the pile, moved sideways in mid-air and made a stunned Rams linebacker miss.
2. In the 1996 NFC Championship Game against Green Bay, Emmitt broke free on a run to the right. He was hit low by a Packers defensive back and flipped upside down. He put his free hand out, pushed off and somersaulted back onto his feet, running for about five more yards. It was only a ten or fifteen yard run, but it showed how nobody was going to bring him down easily that day. It was so amazing that Fox didn't notice it; the producers assumed he had been tackled by the first hit and didn't run a replay. If John Madden had seen it, I'm sure he never would have stopped talking about it.