Emmitt: I'd Be “Extremely Mad” if I Were Murray

DeMarco Murray was given the ball just seven times in the second half of the loss to the Packers

The NFL’s all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith says he was angered by the way the Cowboys’ abandoned the run in the second half of their loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday--so he can only imagine how Murray himself felt.

Oh, I'd be hot.” Smith said, per ESPN Dallas. “Oh, I'd be so mad. I really would be extremely mad. And I'm mad just thinking about how we lost the game. Notice I said we lost the game. It's not like Green Bay took it from us. We actually gave them a chance to come back and play.”

In the first half, Murray ran for 93 yards on 11 carries. In the second half, he put up 41 yards on just seven carries--to finish with 134 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries--while the Packers came back from 23 down to steal a win, 37-36.

“At the end of the day, you've got to be able to run the football,” Smith said. “You have to if you want to go anywhere. Yeah, throwing the ball is great. It looks good, it's fun, you can market your players, your quarterback. But I always go back to the fundamental question: What does it take to win? Who are the winningest organizations in the history of the game and what style of football did they play?”

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