Playing in Pain

Emmitt Smith
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Emmitt Smith

Jan. 2, 1994

Halftime X-rays revealed that Smith had separated his shoulder in the second quarter, when Giants safety Greg Jackson tackled the running back from behind. But Smith came back to rush for 59 yards on 13 attempts, leading Dallas to a 16-13 overtime win that clinched the NFC East title, home-field advantage in the playoffs, and, for Smith, a third-consecutive rushing title.

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