Dallas Cowboys: Dancing With the Stars

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

August, 3, 2012
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."
Click here to read the rest of the interview with Emmitt.

Troy Aikman isn't dancing with stars

July, 29, 2010
"Dancing With the Stars" will not complete its Triplet set.

Troy Aikman isn't doing it despite telling the TMZ cameras that he'd be on the show that has featured fellow Hall of Fame ex-Cowboys Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith. It was a sample of Aikman's wry sense of humor.

"I will not be on DWTS...interferes with American Idol auditions," Aikman tweeted this morning.

Safe to assume there was also a little sarcasm there.