Emmitt sees “One-Two punch” with Dallas Running Backs

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Emmitt Smith spoke to 105.3 the fan in regards to the running back situation looming over the Dallas Cowboys and what he said may just surprise you.

The Cowboys ignored the “running back needs” in this years NFL draft prompting them to stack this defense as that is clearly the main weakness within this team, going back to when they were unable to get to an injured Aaron Rodgers in a playoff game with weak pass rush.

This off season the Cowboys picked up Darren McFadden from Oakland at a cheap rate, and it’s fair to say Oakland does not have what the Cowboys do in the all pro offensive line.

The concern is if McFadden can stay healthy as he had issues in Oakland but he could shine here in Dallas now that he is with a team that can actually *ahem* “just win baby”.

The Cowboys seem ready to go with a running back by committee approach as reported by several insiders and seems to be a solid approach as it works fine with New England as they have proven.

When asked about the combination of McFadden and Randle on 105.3 the fan, Smith replied with:

“And [with backup running back Joseph] Randle, you can have a nice one-two punch. The one thing with McFadden, if he gets some of those running lanes that I saw DeMarco have last year, and it’s on — he can take it to the house.”

This may be the time McFadden has been wanting, where he remains healthy for 16 games and is able to go over 1,000 yards with some other running back help right behind him to help carry the load. Not to mention, McFadden  came from good ‘ole Arkansas and was undeniably incredible when he was there.

There is no denying that the Cowboys front office is being very careful and thrifty. This is not the old Cowboys team or staff, they are making the right moves and not cutting off limbs for players and working with what they have to  make the best team.

Now, it’ll be interesting to  see what this “one – two punch ” can do with this O-Line and what this defense will look like. If they can manage another top 5 offensive year with a top 15 defensive unit ( possibly better) the Cowboys are again a team to watch for.

Take it, leave it, or throw it back at me..


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Emmitt Smith breaks Walter Payton’s rushing record

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Ten years ago today, Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith became the NFL’s All-Time leading rusher breaking Walter Payton’s rushing record.  

Smith ended his NFL career with 18,355 rushing yards.

Dallas Cowboys Fans Interview Series Part 1

Dallas Cowboys

America’s Team” is a popular nickname in the United States that refers to the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The nickname originated with the team’s 1978 highlight film, where the narrator opens with the following introduction:

“They appear on television so often that their faces are as familiar to the public as presidents and movie stars. They are the Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team”.-Wikipedia

I would like to take the time to highlight some of the awesome #CowboysNation fans out there that makes this fan-base so great. Who truly bleed Blue and Silver 24/7 365.

This is the first interview in the TrueBlueNation “America’s Team” Fan Interview Series. The series will feature interviews with many die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans locally and world-wide. I’m so excited to present our TrueBlueNation readers with our first interview: TxShelbyTx

Q: If you don’t mind can you tell my TrueBlueNation readers a little about yourself?     

A: I’m a mom, wife, and a Cowboys Fan for life! I was voted “Most Electrifying Cowboys Fan” a couple of years ago and recently inducted into the Pro Football’s Ultimate Fan Association at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. 

I am known as the ‘Ultimate Fan of the Fans’ because of my respect for all fan-bases but most people know me by the Blue Star hat I wear everywhere.


Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I’m always looking for ways to help make the community better so I am usually either helping to plan a charity event, attending one or helping to promote one.  I believe community involvement is very important.  My second favorite thing is helping fans who are making plans to visit the area for a game.

I hope to help them make the most of  their trip. Beyond that, I am watching football, planning my next fantasy football win or just spending time with family and friends.


Q: How long have you been a Dallas Cowboys Fan? Are you a season ticket owner?  (If so for how long?)

A: Yes. I am a proud Season Ticket Holder!  It was priority one when we moved to the area about eight years ago.  I have been a Cowboys fan as long as my memory serves and I first verbally shared my passion for the Cowboys while giving some friends a hard time as the Bears was doing the ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’.


Q: Who is your All-Time favorite Dallas Cowboys player and why?

A: My All-Time favorite player would be Roger Staubach but I’m also a big fan of all of our Hall of Famers, Ring of Honor athletes, and several other players I feel are deserving of either honor.

Q: Who is your favorite current Dallas Cowboys player and why?

A: My favorite current player is Jason Witten. Not only is he very fan-friendly, he is also very involved in the community.  I have a huge appreciation for him on and off the field.


Q: Who was your favorite Dallas Cowboys Coach?

A: Hands down, Tom Landry. 

He was wise beyond his years, Coach Landry was innovative and well-respected among those around him. My favorite times spent with Cowboys legends have been when they shared their experiences with Mr. Landry and I’m always moved by how fond each of them were of this legendary coach.


Q: What was your favorite Cowboys moment and why? What was your least favorite moment?

A: “THE CATCH” will forever be my favorite moment. I still hear about that from time to time. There are so many favorites though! Hail Mary, “Defender of the Star”, and Emmitt Smith’s All-Time rushing record… just  to name a few.

Some of my favorite moments don’t always happen on the field or even in relation to players at all.  Being able to spend time with a fellow fan as they take in their very first Cowboys Game – live and in person!

What a huge honor that is to be a part of and it always takes me back to my first time, because of all of those fans who have shared that experience I’ll never take for granted that I live minutes from where so many want to be badly.


Q: If you were the owner of the Dallas Cowboys what would you change or what would you do to change the current direction of the Cowboys organization?

A: I would change the separation between team, organization, and the fans. The teams with a strong bond with their fan base typically has the best home field advantage. The Cowboys are a great road team and I give props to the fan-family who attend those games. I have ideas on how to improve this and hopefully, I will get to share them with someone who can help implement those ideas soon.

Additionally, I think the fans are far more knowledgeable about the team than they get credit for… there should be someone who watches their online voices and encourages them to be vocal in a constructive way.


Q: If you could ask our current owner Jerry Jones anything what would you ask him?     

A: “Hey Jerry!  Would you like a hat?!” HA HA!

Seriously though, I would like to ask him about some of the sound-bites we got early in the season and how we could currently be so far from the encouraging words he gave us all back then.  Oh and my third question would be, “What’s in that kool-aid!?” Only because I chug it year after year. I may have a small addiction to it at this point.


Q: Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs this year?

A: I think we have a good chance at it with a few changes. We are not mathematically out of it yet but we’re also not that far away either.  I believe our schedule from here out is a benefit to us but I also know that one bad game can make or break this team. We have to play the rest of the games the way they plan to play  us – like its their Super Bowl.  GO COWBOYS!



Before we end our interview let’s play a little word association…….

Jerry Jones: Business and marketing genius!

Tony Romo: needs protection.

New York Giants: G-men.

Washington Redskins: Who?

Eagles Fans: have a bad rap.

The TrueBlueNation Fan Club would like to thank Shelby for taking time out of her busy schedule to sit down to talk with us. Please visit her website TxShelbyTx and check out her Spirit Star Hat website.

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This day in Cowboys history

Sunday, October 27, 2002

On this day in Texas Stadium Cowboys Ring of Honor and NFL Hall of Fame member running back Emmitt Smith broke the great Walter Payton’s all time rushing record of 16,726 yards. He would finish the game with 109 yards rushing on 24 carries.

Smith, is the only running back in NFL history to ever win a Super Bowl championship, NFL Most Valuable Player award, the NFL rushing title, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award all in the same season (1993).

Emmitt Smith would finish his NFL career with 18,355 yards and 164 touchdowns.

Here is a list of Emmitt Smith’s greatest accomplishments.

• 3 Super Bowl Championships.
• 1993 NFL Most Valuable Player.
• Super Bowl XXVIII MVP.
• 4 Rushing Titles.
• 9 Pro Bowl Selections.
• 11 straight seasons with 1,000 yards.
• 8 Seasons with 10 touchdowns.
• 74 100-yard rushing games in the NFL.


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The Triplets: Where Are They Now?


Let us take a trip back to the Glory Days of Dallas, back when we steamrolled the Bills for 2 straight years, back when we (almost) could have had 4 NFL Championships in a row.

Who made that team legendary? Role Players, yes, you could say that… but DO NOT forget about the 3-Headed BEAST of Aikman, Irvin, and Smith.

What did we have after that? Carter, Bickerstaff, and Galloway… NO WHERE NEAR our 90’s talent… Now we have Romo, Murray, and Bryant, a step up from the earlier 2000’s, but still not even touching the Triplets.

What are these (once) astonishing athletes doing now? Lets find out…

QB #8- TROY AIKMAN– If you didn’t know, Troy is one of the Heavily used Fox NFL Play-by-Play broadcasters. BUT… you probably wouldn’t have guessed that he is a Partial owner of the MLB’s San Diego Padres. He also endorses Rent-a-Center along with Hulk Hogan.

RB #22- EMMITT SMITH– Emmitt has written a few books and is investing his money… maybe playing a bit of poker. Endorses Just For Men with Keith Hernandez and Walt Frazier.

WR #88- MICHAEL IRVIN– Michael does co-hosts a lot of shows on NFL Network and mentors Young and Budding NFL hopefuls. Sometimes Endorses Nike.

Greatest of All Time


Height: 5-9

Weight: 216

Age: 43

Born: 5/15/1969  Pensacola , FL

College: Florida

Experience: 15 Seasons

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010
NFL Career Stats

Carries: 4,409

Yards: 18,335

Avg: 4.2 per carry

TDs: 164

Happy Birthday to the greatest running back of all time Emmitt Smith!