Thinner waistline crucial for Hambrick

Updated: May 22, 2003, 10:39 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
When Emmitt Smith left for Arizona, there was a void in the Dallas Cowboys backfield. Tailback Troy Hambrick was asked to fill the hole during the offseason, but he misunderstood and filled his face instead.

Hambrick's poor eating habits led to the running back tipping the scales at 260 pounds in March, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and his plump midsection drew the ire of coach Bill Parcells.

The Savannah State product has since lost 10 pounds, but Parcells and offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon insist he lose at least 10 more before training camp begins on July 25.