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“22 in 22″ Day Four: Emmitt Smith’s Favorite Game a Loss?

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“22 in 22″ Day Four: Emmitt Smith’s Favorite Game a Loss?

Note: This is the third part of a 22-part series.  Click to view Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3.

Some might call it the single most defining moment in a player’s career.  Others might say it’s what it takes to be the best.

But, if you had to pinpoint the single most important quality it takes for you to reach sports highest pinnacle of success–where your dreams could one day become immortalized into the Pro Football Hall of Fame–what would you say it is?

What truly separates the 260+ players on this team from the 20,169 players on all other teams since pro football’s inception in 1892?  Surprisingly, it is not what you might guess.  It’s not ambition, luck, or talent.  The characteristic that defines the crème of the crop and what our own Emmitt Smith is made of is. . .commitment.

The commitment to become an all-time champion. . .

The commitment to defy all odds and win multiple Super Bowls. . .

The commitment to do whatever it takes to surpass the “unbreakable mark” and become the NFL’s all-time rushing leader.

To commemorate Emmitt’s achievement, Dallas Cowboys Times presents “22 in 22″: a tribute to perhaps the single greatest running back in NFL history.

In our “22 in 22″ Series, you will find various pictures, videos, and sound clips from Emmitt that we gathered while covering his Hall of Fame induction.

Per NFL rules, we can only post the video and audio clips for a 24 hour period, so be sure to check back each day as we commemorate the career of Emmitt Smith.

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Special thanks to Lorei Reinhard and Eddie Canales, both of whom worked with our own Dave Kraft (bio coming shortly) in Canton to garner some awesome and unique footage of Emmitt which you will see over the next 21 days, as well as Nick Reinhard and Chris Canales (co-founder of gridironheroes.org) for their video editing assistance.

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In the clip below (taken by Dallas Cowboys Times correspondent Dave Kraft), Emmitt talks about a defining moment in his career–the 38-28 loss to the 49ers in the 1994 NFC Championship game.

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“Time Warp 22″–Remember When?

January 15, 1994–Candlestick Park

In the 1994 NFC Championship, the 49ers blazed out to a 21-0 lead.  Instead of tucking their heads between their legs, the Cowboys, led by The Triplets (who all made errors earlier in the game), stormed back to make things interesting.  Although they eventually lost 38-28, the heart and perseverance Emmitt & Co. exemplified is what he is talking about in the clip above.

Emmitt Smith: In Their Own Words

Emmitt Smith Road to Canton, Part III

Below are a few more shots of Emmitt ringing the NYSE bell outside of the Hall of Fame building.

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3 Responses to “22 in 22″ Day Four: Emmitt Smith’s Favorite Game a Loss?

  1. Dave Kraft says:

    Who took that video? It really sucks. Tell that fool to use a tripod next time. lol

  2. Pingback: "22 in 22" Day Five: The Role of Family to Emmitt Smith | Dallas Cowboys Times

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