Emmitt on Dez Bryant: 'Drama is a part of life'

Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, joined Playbook's Lynn Hoppes for a few minutes to discuss the state of the Dallas Cowboys and his upcoming return to "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars."

Among the topics: Dez Bryant. Here's what Emmitt had to say:

You are one of the greats for the Dallas Cowboys and are still part of their family. What do you make of the drama involving wide receiver Dez Bryant?

"Drama is part of life. At the end of the day, the whole country is about speculation. We're all subject to fail. But when it comes to an athlete or someone in the public eye, failure is magnified 20 to 30 times. The rest of the people can fail in anonymity. I'm not saying it's easy. It's just part of who we are. It's something that athletes and public figures have to deal with."

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