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Cowboys need running game to pull its weight if playoff drought is to end

Updated: July 26, 2013, 1:32 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

OXNARD, Calif. -- Emmitt Smith remains the last Dallas Cowboys running back to rush for more than 1,200 yards in a season -- and he did it way back in 2000.

The franchise that produced Hall of Fame runners Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith rushed for a measly 1,265 yards as a team last season.

How embarrassing.

Did you know that Smith had nine seasons with more than 1,200 yards, including seven with more than 1,250 yards? Those were the good old days, when the Cowboys ...

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