Emmitt Smith had a Hall of Fame career with the Dallas Cowboys, but he admits he’s not always sure what’s going on around there.
During an appearance on FOX Sports Daybreak radio yesterday, he was asked to explain the “love affair with Jerry Jones and their coach Jason Garrett?”
And as he did so often on the field, Smith ran with it.
“I don’t think anybody can explain anything that Mr. Jones is doing, so I’m not going to even attempt to try to explain it,” he said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But it is a different kind of relationship, and it’s a relationship that I honestly believe is on a shoe string. Because success is something that the Dallas Cowboys are definitely striving for and definitely need to have this year, . . . And I see that shoe string being a little baby shoe string. That means that it’s on a short little leash.”
While that’s not a real surprise — with all the rope Garrett has been given to lead a perennial 8-8 team — it’s still a bit of a surprise to hear someone so deeply rooted in the organization say it out loud.