First thing yesterday morning a flood of emails came in telling me that I just HAD TO find video of Emmitt Smith on Outside The Lines. I missed the program at the time, but I finally tracked it down this afternoon. The discussion is all things Dallas Cowboys and the guests were Emmitt, Dallas Morning News columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and ESPN Page 2 writer Jeff Pearlman.
After touching on Adam Jones the conversation turns to Pearlman’s book on the Cowboys of the 90s and how the team will basically sign anyone regardless of character issues. Emmitt decides to take offense to it and then finally lays into Perlman for singling out his former team. Oh and make sure you stick around for Emmitt’s parting shot to the author at the very end….
Awkward! I think both brought up good points, but Emmitt went a tad overboard with the homerism there at the end. Everyone does deserve a second chance people and if you have a problem with it remember “that is just the system that we live up under”.