Look, guys…you don’t have to like the Cowboys, just sports, to know that history is about to be made. Emmitt Smith is just 93 yards away from breaking Walter Payton’s All Time NFL Rushing Record…and this should be a record that stands for a LONG time. What makes me say that?
1)The AVERAGE longevity of an NFL running back today is 4 years!..amazing…
2)The defenses are becoming much more complex and the defensive players are progressively becoming stronger and faster. (Which I think at least contributes to the low “life span” of the average NFL running back).
3)I think that the odds that someone can stay healthy in the NFL today for 14 years is about slim or none!
So…if all goes well, Emmitt should break the record in the next 2 to 3 games (or maybe even the next one; who knows!)
Emmitt is just an all-round nice guy and a class act…and how often do you see THAT in professional sports today?
I wish him all the best, and hope to be watching when he breaks the record!