Emmitt Smith gathered his old pals from the Super Bowl Champion 1992 Dallas Cowboys over the weekend for a dinner and gala-type thing that was sponsored by the all-time leading rusher and designed to honor the squad that got the ball rolling on the franchise’s dynasty in the early ‘90s. While there, Jerry Jones told the assembled group that if it weren’t for them, Cowboys games today might look a little different.
"Since that particular time, without even blinking, what you did as a team, what you evolved into as an individualized team together, that's what built that stadium," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News.
"The Cowboys were special before I ever got here," Jones said. "And it is special. When you are in this country today ... when those Cowboys get on television we're going in a way that that's the most watched anything there is in sports in this country.”
Jones extended his praise for the organization he bought back in 1989 to the teams that preceded him in Dallas.
"When you go back to Drew [Pearson] and those great players ... they had everything to do with it as well,” he said.”No one could ever believe that you'd have the visibility and the interest that you got, not only in sports, but in the NFL today. No one ever thought that it would be this and grow into this for the Dallas Cowboys."
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