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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith stiff arms a Philadelphia Eagles defender.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Rich Kotite was in transition with his young team. Just 3 years prior, the Eagles were a formidable force on defense under the tutelage of then-head coach Buddy Ryan and his vaunted 46 Bear scheme.
Gone were the days of a defensive line with the likes of Reggie White, Mike Golic, and Jerome Brown. Those Eagles were fierce, those Eagles were frightening, those Eagles could fly. Yet, "The City of Brotherly Love" still had a fan base that once threw snowballs at Santa Claus and it being Halloween, were ready to scare the hated Cowboys out of Philadelphia Veteran's Stadium.
Cowboys offensive coordinator Norv Turner had a few tricks up his sleeve in the form of running back Emmitt Smith. The game quickly turned into a "Nightmare on Broad Street" for both the Eagles and their raucous crowd.
Smith rushed for 237 yards on 30 attempts and wore out the Eagles' defenders on a 62 yard touchdown at the end of the 4th quarter to seal the 23-10 victory for the road team. Philadelphia limited wide out Michael Irvin to 3 receptions and quarterback Troy Aikman to 9 completions and 96 yards passing, showing just how important Smith was on this cold, windy afternoon.