Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith jumped in studio with the G-Bag Nation on Wednesday to talk about his Cowboys.
Central to the conversation was the Cowboys running game — or lack of it in Sunday’s loss to the Packers. After averaging over 8 yards per carry in the first half, running back DeMarco Murray had just seven carries in the second half as the Dallas lead disappeared.
“At some point — even back in the day — the clock is your friend. When you have the lead, the clock is your friend. It’s the other team’s enemy,” said Emmitt. “My motto is, you run it until they stop it.”
As important as the running game was to the offense, it was equally important to protecting a vulnerable defense, according to Smith.
So did a similar situation ever occur when Smith was the Cowboys running back?
“I don’t recall it ever happening, but to be honest, I would be extremely disappointed — just like DeMarco is disappointed,” said Emmitt. “At the end of the day, some things make sense and some things don’t make sense. It’s pretty obvious what made sense on Sunday.”
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