Emmitt Smith attacks the Cowboys

Emmitt Smith attacks the Cowboys

if BFT Live Had he been the Hall of Fame guest, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith (the annual Super Bowl week guest) would have earned a spot with Friday’s visit alone.

The full video is attached. Emmett was as funny and charming as ever. He was also very pointed in his criticism of the current Cowboys.

It started with a simple question: Were you surprised owner Jerry Jones didn’t fire head coach Mike McCarthy after a 48-32 home playoff loss to the Packers?

“I was completely surprised,” Emmett said. “I know how disappointed I was as a player when I saw this product being rolled out on a football field. It doesn’t fit the mystique, the respect, the brand that the Dallas Cowboys have. It’s not the proper representation of the brand itself. Now, Jerry understands that kind of The words. The brand, right? The star. Everything should be clean, but it wasn’t. That was disappointing not only for me, but also for many of our fans including people who were wondering, “What is this?” “It wasn’t a good look.”

I asked Emmitt about my own theory that Jerry’s quest for another Super Bowl win is all talk, that he claims he wants to win again to keep fans engaged but his actions don’t support his world.

“You lose credibility,” Emmett said of Jones. “And if you lose credibility, you lose respect. You lose respect, you have no honor. And at the end of the day, I agree on a certain level. Things have to change. I thought the reason I was so convinced that (McCarthy) was going to be fired was because there was so much The talk last year was about, ‘Okay, this might be it.’ If this year doesn’t perform, well. Would you accept twelve wins and getting into the playoffs, but would you accept the way we got kicked out of the playoffs? I mean, dominate. I mean, it’s like… Like we went out and played with our hands tied behind our backs or we left our brains at (the team facility in) Frisco and didn’t even take them to AT&T (the stadium) in Arlington. It was disappointing. It was just bad. It’s bad all around. Even I “I hate talking about it because I feel a responsibility. I feel like I could have helped, and I don’t know how. But, yeah, it was bad.”

We asked Emmett what happens next as coach, if McCarthy can’t make it beyond 2024. Emmett said he initially thought Jones would hire Sean Payton. Emmett also suggested “stealing Dan Campbell from the Detroit Lions… because I think his message (grit, effort, determination) is the right message that a lot of people are missing, a lot of kids are missing.”

What is missing?

“No one wants to fight anymore,” Emmett said. “Nobody wants to fight that hard anymore. They want to (say): Oh, we’re cowboys. Tell me how good I am. Check out my Instagram posts. Watch me on my podcast? I do all these things. I’m everything. Without you doing anything.

“And everyone is patting themselves on the back without doing anything. People want to give them a lot without doing anything. What they live on is what happened in the past, not what is happening now. They are not establishing their own legacy, let alone building on the legacy that has been established.”

“When I got to the Cowboys, I knew one thing. I knew I couldn’t disappoint Tony Dorsett as a quarterback. And I knew I couldn’t disappoint Robert Newhouse as a runner. Or Calvin Hill. Or let alone ‘Bullet’ Bob Hayes.” After that, I knew I couldn’t disappoint Captain Compaq Roger Staubach Ed Jones Tall I embraced the history of our identity because I loved them as a cowboy when I was a kid.

“So when I got there, it was like, ‘Shoot, we’re not going to be 1-for-15.'” My mind was already thinking about it, and I knew Michael (Irvin’s) mind was thinking about it. It had to be Jimmy’s (Johnson’s) mind ) Busy with this. Amen. You can’t stand the lack of BS at the end of the day, when you see a legendary defensive end like Charles Haley who is a Hall of Famer working with Leon Lett, Tony Tolbert, Tony Casillas, Chad Hennings, Jimmy Jones and other players.. working with them and teaching them ( Swimming technique. He works with them to make them better, so he can be better. He doesn’t worry about competing against them. But when you see that, you see greatness and that’s why this team was so good defensively. Then we see Dion (Sanders) come in. It was possible He wanted to come up with the name Neon Dion, but he didn’t. He came to play ping pong with everyone. Whoever wants to play ping pong, let him play. Bring him. It was a competition. It was a domino game played between me and James Washington. The defensive players and the offensive players get to know Each other. The things that brought us together are the things that I think are missing inside the locker room.

The bottom line for Emmett is that he’s tired of the hype.

“I was tired of being sold on what a cowboy could be,” he said. “I’m tired. I’m done with it because I care more about what cowboys really are. And who we really are and who we were. This is where I’m at. This is where everyone is. How do you let this happen? Yeah. And so, for me, it’s Like, ‘Hey, I know the prism through which I look at the team and my eyes.’ I’ll go back to Staubach. I go back to those days with Lee Roy Jordan. I go back to those days and then I get to where we were and I say, ‘Okay.’ We honored them. We respected them. We respect the history of the game. We love the game. I respect the history of the game like no other. Whether it’s Jim Brown, whether it’s Walter Payton, whether it’s Dorsett, whether it’s Gale Sayers, you name it. All the way to where Barry Sanders and I sit side by side. “Thurman Thomas is in the mix, right? I respect my players. I respect the way they play and I respect who they are because I respect this position and I respect the game. These mother brothers. . . .”

He almost didn’t say: “Brothers.” Regardless, everyone’s mother and brother now realize that Emmitt Smith is angry about where the cowboys are, what they’ve become, what they’re not doing, and the seemingly overwhelming lack of desire to get there.

There is a strong message in Emmett’s words to the players. If Jones really wants to win, he’ll try to find a way to embrace it, use it and help current players embrace the same mentality that fueled a Dallas team that won three Super Bowls in four years.

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