NFL legend Emmitt Smith hints he’s fed up with ’embarrassing’ Cowboys: ‘I’m done’


Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith just isn’t glad about his former group’s lack of success lately.

The Cowboys have gained 5 Tremendous Bowls, however their final title got here again in 1995. And longtime proprietor Jerry Jones continues to specific his need to win one other title. 

Final month, Jones acquired some criticism for his choice to retain head coach Mike McCarthy

McCarthy gained a Tremendous Bowl with the Packers and has been on the Dallas sideline 4 seasons. He led the franchise to 3 consecutive 12-win common seasons however has struggled to generate a similiar degree of postseason success.

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Emmitt Smith speaks at SiriusXM at Tremendous Bowl LVIII Feb. 9, 2024, in Las Vegas. (Cindy Ord/Getty Photographs for SiriusXM)

The Cowboys’ blowout loss to Green Bay within the wild-card spherical marked the group’s most up-to-date playoff disappointment. 

Smith recommended the current points have left him exasperated.

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“I’ve by no means been on the place that I’m at proper now,” Smith instructed USA At present Sports activities at Super Bowl LVIII’s radio row about his former group. “It’s borderline embarrassing.”

Mike McCarthy and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones discuss with the media throughout a press convention on the Ford Middle at The Star Jan. 8, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Photographs)

A annoyed Smith then recommended he was not concerned with supporting the Cowboys.

“I’m executed,” stated Smith. “It’s virtually like after I take into consideration what I’ve skilled during the last yr with the Cowboys, I’ve by no means been at this place, on the place I’m at proper now.”

Smith additionally touched on Dak Prescott throughout the interview, indicating he was not happy with the quarterback’s improvement.

Emmitt Smith and Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys waits for the ball with former Cowboys operating again Emmitt Smith earlier than a sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments at AT&T Stadium Nov. 28, 2019, in Arlington, Texas.  (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Photographs)

The NFL’s all-time main rusher did specific pleasure in regards to the addition of Mike Zimmer to the Cowboys’ teaching employees.

“I can’t wait to offer him a giant hug as a result of I believe we want a few of that old-fashioned custom introduced again into the combination,” Smith stated of the incoming defensive coordinator. Zimmer was the Minnesota Vikings’ head coach for eight seasons earlier than his departure in 2021.

 He beforehand had a prolonged tenure as a Cowboys assistant coach.

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Smith additionally stated the group has been lacking a sure degree of “respect” lately.

“No one desires to combat no extra,” Smith stated of the present group of gamers. “Nobody desires to combat arduous anymore. They wanna (say), ‘Oh, we’re the Cowboys. Inform me how good I’m. Take a look at my Instagram posts. See me on my podcast? I am doing all these things. I am every thing.’ With out doing something. And everyone’s patting them on the again.

“Folks wanna give them a lot with out doing nothing. And what they’re dwelling off of is what occurred prior to now, not what is going on down proper now. They don’t seem to be establishing their very own legacy, not to mention constructing off of the legacy that was established.”

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