The Best Cowboys in History Pt. 2-Running Back Emmitt Smith

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In this second blog, we look at yet another superb player for the franchise of the Dallas Cowboys in legendary Running Back Emmitt Smith. Hailing from the University of Florida, he was selected in the first round of the 1990 draft in the Cowboys effort to rebuild their franchise. It soon paid off as he won Offensive Rookie of the Year during the 1990 year.

Year Team G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
1990 DAL 16 241 937 3.9 11 24 228 9.5 0
1991 DAL 16 365 1563 4.3 12 49 258 5.3 1
1992 DAL 16 373 1713 4.6 18 59 335 5.7 1
1993 DAL 14 283 1486 5.3 9 57 414 7.3 1
1994 DAL 15 368 1484 4.0 21 50 341 6.8 1
1995 DAL 16 377 1773 4.7 25 62 375 6.0 0
1996 DAL 15 327 1204 3.7 12 47 249 5.3 3
1997 DAL 16 261 1074 4.1 4 40 234 5.9 0
1998 DAL 16 319 1332 4.2 13 27 175 6.5 2
1999 DAL 15 329 1397 4.2 11 27 119 4.4 2
2000 DAL 16 294 1203 4.1 9 11 79 7.2 0
2001 DAL 14 261 1021 3.9 3 17 116 6.8 0
2002 DAL 16 254 975 3.8 5 16 89 5.6 0
2003 ARZ 10 90 256 2.8 2 14 107 7.6 0
2004 ARZ 15 267 937 3.5 9 15 105 7.0 0
Career Total 226 4,409 18,355 4.2 164 515 3224 6.3 11

As show in the statistics above, Smith can be proven to be one of the greatest running backs in the history of the NFL and the best running back for the Cowboys ever. Along with his 164 rushing touchdowns and 18,355 total running yards, he won the the MVP Award during the 1993 reason and led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl wins during the ’90s. Forever, Number 22 will always be remembered as a legend.

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Following Video is a Collection of Emmitt Smith’s Greatest Moments of his Career

Sources:

https://www.profootballhof.com/players/emmitt-smith/

https://www.profootballhof.com/players/emmitt-smith/stats/

http://www.espn.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=1981593

 

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The Best Dallas Cowboys in History Pt. 1-Quarterback Roger Staubach

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Similar to a countless number of other people living in the United States of America and around the world, I love the American sport of football. And with the interest comes the fact that I am a die hard fan for a certain team, and in my case, it is the Dallas Cowboys. With a team that has been so dominant with their five super bowl wins, there has been a handful of tremendous superstars to come and go since the creation of the team back in 1960. To begin this series, one player I first look back on is Quarterback Roger Staubach, the greatest quarterback in the history of the franchise.

Staubach’s Career Statistics

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Staubach attended the U.S. Naval Academy during his college years, and was drafted right after college in 1964 but had to serve his country until he could play in 1969. It was not until 1971 when he won the starting job and eventually led the Cowboys to four Super Bowls and won Super Bowl VI and XII. Although he only played until 1979, resulting in him only starting for nine years, he still threw for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns. Along with his amazing statistics, he was selected to the Pro Bowl six of those nine years when he was a starter. He could also do more than just throw the ball, he was able to rush 2,264 yards and 20 touchdowns, making him an extremely versatile and useful component to the Cowboys during the dominant run in the 1970s. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources and Image Citations:

https://www.opptrends.com/roger-staubach-dallas-cowboys-will-win-super-bowl-next-year/

http://www.profootballhof.com/players/roger-staubach/biography/

http://bestqballtime.com/roger-staubach-statistics/

http://fortune.com/2014/10/09/roger-staubach-real-estate-nfl/