4:15 PM ET, October 20, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- That's no misprint in the NFL standings. The Arizona Cardinals are tied for first place in the NFC West.
They really can't focus on the record. They need to focus on winning games, and then the yards will come. It's difficult because Emmitt is such a huge part of Dallas Cowboys history. But they need to focus on winning.
Question on the Cardinals: Are their offensive struggles bigger than Jake Plummer?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Emmitt Smith ran for 82 yards Sunday against the Cardinals, putting him within 93 yards of
breaking the NFL career rushing record held by Walter Payton. The Cowboys host the Seahawks next week.
Wilson had a sack and interception on Arizona's first two defensive plays. ... The Cowboys' already-depleted offensive line lost starting guard Matt Lehr with a sprained right knee in the first quarter. ... About half of the crowd of 59,702 seemed to be Dallas fans. ... The game was the last of the annual trips to Arizona for the Cowboys, who no longer are in the same division as the Cardinals.