Jerry: Emmitt's induction should inspire Cowboys

February, 24, 2010
2/24/10
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Jerry Jones believed his brand new $1.2 billion football palace would inspire the Cowboys last season. Sounded a bit strange coming out of Jerry's mouth, but hey, the Cowboys did break a dozen-year playoff win drought.

Just in case the architectural inspiration doesn't work again, Jerry is glad the Cowboys will spend an August weekend in Canton, Ohio, where they will play the Bengals in the Hall of Fame Game.

"It’s always an honor to be selected to play in this game," Jones said in a statement released by the team. "More importantly, I really believe that having our players share in Emmitt Smith’s Hall of Fame enshrinement should serve as an inspiration to every man on our roster, whether it be a 10-year vet or a rookie that’s never played in an NFL game. I can’t think of a better way to start the season from a motivational perspective than wearing the same uniform as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher."

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