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RUSHING to GLORY

Dallas' Emmitt Smith Surpasses Water Payton To Become Nfl's All-time Leading Rusher

October 28, 2002

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*--* NFL CAREER LEADING RUSHERS Years From Att Yards Avg TD 1. Emmitt Smith 13 1990-Present 3,929 16,743 4.3 150 2. Walter Payton 13 1975-87 3,838 16,726 4.4 110 3. Barry Sanders 10 1989-98 3,062 15,269 5.0 99 4. Eric Dickerson 11 1983-93 2,996 13,259 4.4 90 5. Tony Dorsett 12 1977-88 2,936 12,739 4.3 77 6. Jim Brown 9 1957-65 2,359 12,312 5.2 106 7. Marcus Allen 16 1982-97 3,022 12,243 4.1 123 8. Franco Harris 13 1972-84 2,949 12,120 4.1 91 9. Thurman Thomas 13 1988-2000 2,877 12,074 4.2 65 10. John Riggins 14 1971-79, 2,916 11,352 3.9 104 81-85 11. O.J. Simpson 11 1969-79 2,404 11,236 4.7 61 12. Jerome Bettis 10 1993-Present 2,769 11,202 4.0 58

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*--* NFL RUSHING RECORD PROGRESSION Since 1932 when NFL started keeping individual statistics Yards Player Teams Held Record 3,511 Cliff Battles Boston-Washington 1932-41 3,860 Clarke Hinkle Green Bay 1941-49 5,860 Steve Van Buren Philadelphia 1949-58 8,280 *Joe Perry San Francisco, Baltimore 1958-62 12,312 Jim Brown Cleveland 1962-84 16,726 Walter Payton Chicago 1984-2002 16,743 Emmitt Smith Dallas 2002 *Perry gained 1,345 yards in the All-American Football Conference that are not recognized by the NFL

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*--* SMITH'S YARD MILESTONES Yard No. Game Date Opponent Comment 1 Sept. 9, 1990 San Diego One small step for Smith 100 Fourth game Sept. 30, 1990 at New York Giants Smith would become a thorn in this opponent' s side 1,000 17th game Sept. 1, 1991 at Cleveland 1,000 would become Smith season standard 2,500 32nd game Dec. 22, 1991 Atlanta Came on final carry of second season 5,000 57th game Nov. 25, 1993 Miami Snowy Thanksgiv ing loss remembere d for Leon Lett's gaffe following Dolphins' missed field goal 7,500 80th game Sept. 17, 1995 at Minnesota Metrodome a second home for Smith 10,000 106th game Nov. 28, 1996 Washington Smith had season-hi gh 155 yards in Thanksgiv ing game, becoming 12th player to 10,000 on same day he passed Jim Brown for third on all-time rushing touchdown list 11,353 125th game Sept. 6, 1998 Arizona Passed O.J. Simpson (11,236) and John Riggins (11,352) to go from 11th to ninth on career list 12,037 133rd game Nov. 8, 1998 New York Giants Became Dallas career rushing leader, passing Tony Dorsett (12,036) on 32-yard touchdown run as part of 163-yard game, best in three years. Hasn't topped it since 13,260 148th game Nov. 11, 1999 at Minnesota Passed Eric Dickerson (13,259) for No. 3 on career list on a 63-yard touchdown run 15,000 168th game Dec. 10, 2000 Washington Had season-be st 150 yards and went over 1,000 yards for record-ty ing 10th season 15,270 172nd game Sept. 23, 2001 San Diego Passed Barry Sanders (15,269) for No. 2 on career list on a 14-yard run 16,743 193rd game Oct. 27, 2002 Seattle Passed Walter Payton (16,726) to become all-time rushing leader

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*--* SMITH BY THE NUMBERS IN NFL 1 Yard on first carry 2 MVP awards: for 1993 regular season and January 1994 Super Bowl 3 Super Bowl championships 4 Rushing titles 4.3 Career per-carry average 5 Siblings, including Emory, who made Cowboys' practice squad in 1997 6 NFL career rushing leaders since statistics started being kept in 1932 7 Games missed (four with injuries, two for holdout, one inactive). Dallas1-6 without him 8 Seasons with 10 rushing touchdowns, two more than any other player 9 Pro Bowl selections 11 Seasons with 1,000 yards, an NFL record -- all consecutive 11 Yards on run that broke the NFL career rushing record 17 Number overall draft pick in 1990 20 Carries, Dallas is 97-25, including playoffs, when he gets that many 22 Jersey number and teams he has run for 100 yards against 25 Rushing touchdowns in 1995, an NFL record 44 One-yard touchdown runs 74 100-yard games in the NFL, three shy of Walter Payton's mark 75 Longest career touchdown run 86.8 Average yards over 193 career games, fifth-best all-time 93 Games needed to reach 100 touchdowns, tying Jim Brown's record 150 Career rushing touchdowns, previous mark was 123 237 Most rushing yards in game, Oct. 31, 1993, against Philadelphia 540 Yards needed to break career rushing record when season began 1,586 Postseason yards, a record 1,773 Rushing yards in best season, 1995 3,929 Career carries, an NFL record 16,743 Career rushing yards, an NFL record

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*--* WHERE SMITH RANKS NFL RUSHING RECORDS NFL RANKINGS IN OTHER CATEGORIES Yards, career 16,743 Scrimmage yards, career 19,476 3rd Attempts, career 3,929 Overall touchdowns, career 161 2nd Touchdowns, season 25 100-yard rushing games 74 3rd Touchdowns, career 150 Overall touchdowns, season 25 2nd Yards, postseason 1,586 Seasons led in touchdowns 4 t2nd Touchdowns, postseason 19 Seasons led in rushing 3 t2nd 1,000-yard seasons 11 Consecutive 100-yard games 11 t3rd Fastest to 100 TDs *93 games Seasons led in carries 3 t4th Seasons with 10 TDs 8 100-yard games, season 11 t5th * tying Jim Brown

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