I hate to be the one to bust any bubbles here, but did anyone else happen to notice that Emmit was the NFL rushing leader every year the Cowboys won a super bowl? To say that Troy won those super bowls is just ludicrous. Take a look at Emmitt’s resume.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame (2010)
- NFL record: career rushing yards (18,355)
- NFL record: career rushing touchdowns (164)
- NFL record: career 100-yard rushing games (78)
- 8× Pro Bowl (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999)
- 6× All-Pro (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
- 4× NFL rushing leader (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995)
- 3× Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
- NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
- AP NFL MVP (1993)
- NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1990)
- Super Bowl MVP (XXVIII)
- NEA NFL MVP (1991, 1992)
- PFWA NFL MVP (1993)
- Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
- Bert Bell Award (1993) (courtesy of Wikpedia)
Now then, “Looking at this through Tony’s Eyes”. I would have some serious questions for Mr Jones.( After all, I am 32 yrs old. My window is closing fast. ) Have I ever had a Pro Bowl RB at my disposal? (let alone the NFL leading rusher.) In fact, have I ever even had a RB with a 1,000 yd season? Did I ever have a defense as good as Troys?’ Did I ever have a long term go to guy like Michael Irvin? Oh that’s right, you cut my best WR ever T.O. I finally started getting some good chemistry with Roy Williams and you cut him. Miles is never healthy enough to practice, but it’s my fault the timing is off when we don’t hook up. I started getting some chemistry with Crayton and you let him go. Then I get this great WR named Laurent Robinson, that I can trust to run a route right, (unlike Dez Bryant) and you let him walk. Gosh JJ, did I do something to deserve this? Don’t forget I have had 3 different head coaches in my 1st 6 yrs as the starter. All with a different philosophy to the game. Don’t forget my offensive coordinator likes to put it all on me! I need some help out here.
Have I ever had an OL that is equal to Larry Allen, Nate Newton, Mark Stepnosky, Eric Williams, Mark Tuinei etc? Did Troy ever get sacked 6 times and hurried almost every play in a play off game while his defense gave up over 30 pts? Have you showed that you care one bit about my safety or my career? Gosh, last yr I got sacked a career high 36 times and took 82 hits from 300 lb pass rushers. In fact, I ended up with broken ribs and a punctured lung. Did you realize that meant I took an average of over 7 hits a game? Thank God I am so Mobile or those numbers would be double. Would you want to stand back there Mr Jones? Don’t forget, in 2010 I ended up with a broken collar bone! Only to have my veteran linemen cut and some inexperienced rookies put in front of me! I guess you expect me to put the last few years of my career in to the hands of a couple guards no one else wanted in free agency, “AGAIN”?
If it was me, this is my message to Mr. Jones:
“Mr Jones, if you don’t appreciate me enough to protect me properly, and put me in a position to win, I want to be traded. I am not going to continue being the fall guy for this teams short comings and your inability to put the right players around me. I am not going to jeopardize my career for your incompetence!”