1:00 PM ET, October 5, 2003
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Emmitt Smith was all smiles. Fans were cheering his every move, and flashbulbs were popping. He looked around happily, savoring his return to Texas Stadium just as he'd hoped. Everything was going his way.Then the game began. And nothing went right again.Smith lost 4 yards on his first carry and finished with minus-1, the worst outing of his career. He was pounded nearly every time he got the ball and was knocked out early in the second quarter with a sprained left shoulder.
No, I don't think any player should have to retire if there is a place for him to play and he still has the desire. This past offseason, Smith stated he still had the desire and he did what's best for him.
Question on the Cowboys: Is Carter one of the most improved players this year?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Boldin, who came in with 30 catches for 464 yards, had just 33 yards on three receptions. ... Glenn had four catches for 104 yards. In four games, he has been shut out twice and had two 100-yard outings. ... This was Dallas' 13th straight home win over Arizona -- in the regular season. The Cardinals won here in the playoffs in January 1999.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.1||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||11:27||TERRY GLENN 51 YD PASS FROM QUINCY CARTER (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK)||0||7|
|TD||13:08||BRYAN GILMORE 24 YD PASS FROM JEFF BLAKE (TIM DUNCAN KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 31 yds, 1:51
|TD||1:12||RICHIE ANDERSON 18 YD PASS FROM QUINCY CARTER (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 66 yds, 3:04
|FG||12:48||BILLY CUNDIFF 33 YD |
Drive: 13 plays, 65 yds, 5:48
|FG||4:31||BILLY CUNDIFF 36 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 53 yds, 4:31
|SF||8:14||JEFF BLAKE TACKLED BY LA'ROI GLOVER IN END ZONE||7||22|
|SF||11:26||JEFF BLAKE RAN OUT OF END ZONE||7||24|