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49ers miss Rice, but the fit wasn't right anymore

Jerry Rice used to be San Francisco's treat, but now he's catching passes for the Raiders. He'll face his former team Sunday.

Updated: November 1, 2002, 3:25 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Was it me or was there something uncomfortable about the Emmitt Smith celebration last week? Here was Smith, who deserved every accolade for breaking Walter Peyton's rushing record, crying and hugging in a game that the Cowboys had a minimal chance of winning because the Cowboys went to rookie quarterback Chad Hutchinson.

All season long, Smith looked like the only true Cowboy among a bunch of offensive imposters. The Cowboys have been transforming to a West Coast offense that doesn't fully ...

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