An except: http://www.knowyourdallascowboys.com/2007/11/10/a-look-back-cowboys-vs-giants-1993/ Then let Smith wear the title belt for the next two weeks, as long as it doesn’t place any undue strain on his shoulder. Smith sustained a first-degree separation (the least serious) of his right shoulder just before halftime. That didn’t keep him from his busiest day as a professional. Smith ran 32 times for 168 yards, earning his third consecutive league rushing title in the process, and caught 10 balls for another 61 yards. Of his 229 total yards, Smith gained 78 after the injury. “I came in with the intention of doing whatever it took to win,” said Smith. “At halftime, the injury was pretty rough. I had to make a decision. I wanted to keep playing.” _____________________________ I guess this is a silly game really. A pointy ball and twenty-two men trying to beat on each other to get to the other end of the field. But there are men and then there are MEN. Our hopes rode on his separated shoulder that day. And while my all time favorite Cowboy is Irvin. I will never forget that sense of pride I had in the team and Emmitt Smith when he literally single-handedly beat the Giants to win the NFC East. There are so many wonderful memories this team has given me. But only a few are special. Staubach to Pearson - The Hail Mary Romo toughing out his shoulder to come back and beat the 9ers The 92 Candlestick NFC Championship game But nothing replaces that one afternoon in the Meadowlands when Emmitt won the east with nothing but a tank full of guts and determination.