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Smith relishing his run to the record book

All eyes in Dallas will be on Emmitt Smith's rush to break Walter Payton's NFL rushing record.

Updated: July 29, 2002, 6:27 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

SAN ANTONIO -- Poised just one pedestrian season away from bumping Walter Payton from the top perch of the career rushing roll-call and claiming the NFL's most coveted record, Barry Sanders high-tailed it in the opposite direction.

The man legions deemed the best pure running back in league history performed one of those jaw-dropping pirouettes days before the start of training camp in 1999, spun out of the hole as he had done so many times during a brilliant career and reversed ...

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