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March 27, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The NFL's career rushing leader believes he still has some yards left in his 33-year-old legs. The Arizona Cardinals hope so, too. Released by Dallas last month, Emmitt Smith agreed to terms with the Cardinals yesterday, moving from one of the league's most storied franchises to one of its most downtrodden. "Emmitt will start," coach Dave McGinnis said, adding that Smith also will help break in Marcel Shipp, who led the Cardinals in rushing last season in his second year. A starting job was one of the things Smith had sought and one of the things the Cowboys couldn't guarantee when they released him Feb. 27 after 13 seasons and 17,162 yards.
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February 2, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Emmitt Smith yesterday denied a report that he was about to retire. ESPN.com, citing unidentified "confidants" of the star running back, reported that Smith would retire tomorrow in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of the Super Bowl. Smith, 35, spent the last two seasons with Arizona after 13 years with Dallas. "Did you see my year last year? Do you think I'm ready to retire?" Smith said in a report on the Dallas Morning News Web site. Smith rushed for 937 yards and nine touchdowns.
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November 1, 1993 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Even before the bodies started to fall and the free agents began to evacuate, the Eagles' chances of putting a muzzle on both Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith in the same afternoon weren't particularly good. Yesterday, with defensive coordinator Bud Carson forced to throw out a mix- and-match group that included two linemen (Leonard Renfro and Mike Flores) with all of one NFL start between them, the Eagles' only hope was to zero in on one of those Dallas Cowboys stars and hope the other caused minimal damage.
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October 26, 1997 | By Dave Caldwell, FOR THE INQUIRER
Emmitt Smith had a very good week. He found the end zone after 10 long months. He found the Lord in the baptismal pool at a Southwest Dallas megachurch. He found his baby brother occupying the locker next to him at the Dallas Cowboys' Valley Ranch training complex. He found some peace after several torturous months of self-doubt. You've probably heard the whispers: Emmitt Smith is washed up, over the hill, out of gas, dead-legged - at 28! You could not miss the end-of-war-size headline on the cover of the Oct. 13 issue of Sports Illustrated: "Why Emmitt Smith and the Cowboys are Running on Empty.
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October 8, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Emmitt Smith's hamstring has healed enough that the Dallas Cowboys running back will start tomorrow against the Arizona Cardinals. The three-time NFL rushing champion pulled his right hamstring in the first half of the Cowboys' 34-7 victory over Washington Sunday and had been receiving treatment all week. Coach Barry Switzer said yesterday Smith would start against the Cardinals, which pleased Arizona linebacker Seth Joyner. "I want him to play, and I want him to play and be at full strength, because when we win the game it's going to be like, 'Oh, you guys won, but Emmitt was at half speed,' " Joyner said.
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February 23, 1994 | By S. A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The giving of the prestigious Bert Bell Award is usually a quiet, staid affair. It's done in February, when the football season is in remission, and in Philadelphia, far from the glare of the national media. But as is his custom when he visits this city, the latest recipient, Dallas Cowboys superstar running back Emmitt Smith, shattered tradition yesterday. Smith stunned the usually sedate Robert W. Maxwell Football Club by revealing that - despite two straight Super Bowl victories - life is not all laughter and Lombardi trophies back in Dallas.
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January 5, 1993 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Emmitt Smith got personal with Andre Waters. Sunday afternoon in Irving, Texas, Waters hopes to show the Dallas Cowboys running back just how personal. "Nothing's ever personal between me and anyone I play against," Waters said. "But he has made this personal with me, and it's going to stay that way. " Waters will work out today for Eagles coach Rich Kotite and defensive coordinator Bud Carson, who yesterday expressed optimism that the veteran strong safety will be activated to play in Sunday's NFC playoff semifinal.
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October 1, 2001 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The past did not gain Emmitt Smith any yards last night at Veterans Stadium. It did not save the rest of the Cowboys' offense from a nightmare of a Sunday night, either. Everywhere Smith tried to run, everywhere Cowboys quarterback Anthony Wright looked to throw, the Eagles' defense had it covered. Could the Eagles' defense, after a week's worth of reviewing game tape, have known that the Cowboys would be this bad? Better yet, what was it like for the Eagles to step onto the field after every change of possession and know that seemingly every play the Cowboys tried to run would fail?
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January 14, 1995 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Barry Switzer, wearing a gray business suit and the look of man who has been on an airplane too long, was in no mood to mince words yesterday. Gone were his trademark exclamations. He rubbed his eyes, squinted and delivered the news everybody wanted to hear: Emmitt Smith's tender left hamstring is ready to go. That means last year's Super Bowl MVP is ready to go against the San Francisco 49ers in tomorrow's NFC championship game. "Emmitt will play, he will start," said Switzer, who arrived straight from the San Francisco International Airport to answer questions about his first NFC championship game.
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December 7, 1993 | By Mike Rabun, FOR THE INQUIRER
If the Dallas Cowboys are going to win another Super Bowl, they will have to do it the way they did it last night. That, at least, is the opinion of Jimmy Johnson, who gladly accepted his team's 23-17 win over the Eagles no matter how unimpressive it may have appeared. "For the guys who were around here in 1989 and 1990, this is very satisfying," the Cowboys' coach said. "To go out and beat the Eagles twice in one year is very satisfying. They were the team that had our number.
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November 24, 2015 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer hayesm@phillynews.com
1. Indefensible: Reluctant to blitz rookie quarterback Jameis Winston (19-29, 246 yards), the Eagles (4-6) saw him complete touchdown passes to five different receivers in the 45-17 loss to the Bucs (5-5). Reluctant to tackle running backs, Eagles linebackers were blocked out of, run over by and eluded by Buccaneers all afternoon. The Bucs finished with 283 rushing yards, the most surrendered by the Birds this season. The Eagles have allowed 99 rushing yards or more seven times. They have lost six of those and needed overtime to win the other.
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June 17, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
ONCE THE SEVENTH and final round of the NFL draft concludes each spring, it's typically interesting to learn which undrafted free agents the Eagles are bringing in for training camp. There's usually a good story or two among them, perhaps a kicker with a unique nickname or a former star running back who overcame extreme medical odds to earn a pro contract. But of the 15 undrafted rookies the Eagles signed after last month's draft, there is perhaps none a more intriguing prospect in Chip Kelly's system than Trey Burton, the multifaceted tight end from the University of Florida.
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January 3, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
AT THE foundation of many recent successful NFL teams is a good defense and triplets on offense. A steady quarterback, a workhorse at running back and a dangerous wide receiver give opposing defenses fits and usually fill up the franchise trophy case. While it's quite premature to include the Eagles' key skill-position players among the great triplets, there's nothing wrong with having a little fun and looking at some of the most triumphant triumvirates in the Super Bowl era: 1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1974-82 QB: Terry Bradshaw (Drafted 1st overall, 1970)
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October 30, 2013 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Barry was better than Emmitt. And Calvin is better than Dez. For all his toughness, mind-boggling durability and irrefutable role in the Cowboys' dominance of the early 1990s, nobody but a diehard Dallas fan would honestly select Emmitt Smith over Barry Sanders as their featured running back. I know, I know . . . Barry quit. Emmitt never did (though many wished he had sooner). I get it. But the debate is not about which player had a bigger heart, or was more loyal to his team.
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September 10, 2010 | by Vegas Vic
As always, Week 1 is pretty much a shot in the dark and should be handled with care. NFL and college football is like Christmas for those of us who like to dabble in a little wager. But in this case, Christmas lasts until the Super Bowl. So, since we have 5 months ahead of us, there is no need to go out and squander an entire bankroll on the first set of games. Stay smart and you stay alive. Don't chase. Now, on to the game, which should be very entertaining. Kevin Kolb has some very big cleats to fill, and it ain't gonna be easy in the opener.
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August 5, 2010
DID YOU KNOW that Emmitt Smith gained more yards against the Eagles than any other team? Or, that of Smith's NFC East rivals, the Eagles were the only team he had a losing regular-season record against? As Smith prepares to enter the Hall of Fame this weekend, he will take the pieces of some of the Eagles' best defenses with him. Many times against the Eagles he was the windshield, but a few times he was the bug. Smith set his career high with 237 rushing yards on Halloween night at Veterans Stadium in 1993.
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February 4, 2005 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He ran through a list of people, from his beginnings in Pee Wee football to high school, college at Florida, and finally the NFL. Emmitt Smith rattled off names with the speed and skill he used to avoid tacklers. But when he came to Michael Irvin, Smith got stopped. And Rodney Peete, Randall Cunningham, Daryl Johnston - he barely made it through them. "I thought I could make it," Smith said at a Super Bowl news conference yesterday to announce his retirement after 15 years in the league.
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February 2, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Emmitt Smith yesterday denied a report that he was about to retire. ESPN.com, citing unidentified "confidants" of the star running back, reported that Smith would retire tomorrow in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of the Super Bowl. Smith, 35, spent the last two seasons with Arizona after 13 years with Dallas. "Did you see my year last year? Do you think I'm ready to retire?" Smith said in a report on the Dallas Morning News Web site. Smith rushed for 937 yards and nine touchdowns.
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December 17, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Fifteen seasons may not be not enough for Emmitt Smith. The NFL's most prolific running back sounds as if he would like to come back for a 16th, either with the Arizona Cardinals or with some other team. "I don't have no problem playing next year," he said after yesterday's practice. Smith stopped just short of saying for sure he will come back. "I'm not totally happy with the way I performed in terms of the success of the team and all," he said. "But I wanted to make a contribution, and I feel like I have made a contribution, and I think I've got a lot in me to make more contributions to this team or wherever it may be if I choose to continue on. " Smith, 35, has rushed for 732 yards in 202 carries, an average of 3.6 yards, and has scored nine touchdowns.
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November 5, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Emmitt Smith is approaching another milestone - 18,000 career yards rushing. No one else has made it even to 17,000. Smith needs 59 yards against Miami on Sunday, and the way the Dolphins are defending the run, the goal is reasonable, even on an Arizona Cardinals team that has lost 17 straight on the road. "That means I've run a long ways," Smith said. "It means a lot. Heck, there has not been a back in the National Football League to go over 18,000, so that's pretty special.
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