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Emmitt Smith: "I don't think anybody can explain anything that Mr. Jones is doing"

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The former Cowboy doesn't seem to be particularly enamored with the organization lately.

Tom Pennington

Emmitt Smith is making the rounds doing some interviews lately, and the one he did with Fox Sports Radio contained some mild criticism of his old boss, Jerry Jones.

First, Smith is at a loss to explain the relationship between Jones and Garrett.

Emmitt Smith on Jerry Jones & Jason Garrett: "I don't think anybody can explain anything that Mr. Jones is doing, so I'm not going to even attempt to try to explain it... But it is a different kind of relationship and it's a relationship that I honestly believe is on a shoe string. Because success is something that the Dallas Cowboys are definitely striving for and definitely need to have this year... And I see that shoe string being a little baby shoe string, which means it's on a short little leash."

Smith follows up with a little more criticism of Jones and how he treats the Cowboys alumni.

Emmitt Smith on his and other former Cowboys' relationship with the organization: "If we were to get a phone call and say 'we want you to come by the facility', I think any former player would drop what they have going on, unless it was something that was so serious that they could not get there, would be up at the facility in a hot minute, to help or assist in any which way possible... I'm not saying that they've totally broken ties with us, because we do get calls occasionally. But when it comes down to actually being involved in the organization, to help the players, the younger players and so forth - that hasn't taken place yet... Yet, the players may see Daryl (Johnston) come in and do interviews, and Troy (Aikman) may come in and do interviews, Michael (Irvin) may come in, and Deion (Sanders) may come in and do interviews. But, when it comes down to bringing players in outside of the media world... That part hasn't taken place."

You can listen to the whole interview below. What do you think of Smith's take on the current Cowboys?

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