Posted: Aug 7, 2010 1:28 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2010 1:29 PM
CANTON, Ohio (AP) How 'bout them Cowboys?
With apologies to such NFL greats as Jerry Rice, John Randle and the rest of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2010, this sure seems like America's Team's weekend.
Not only was Emmitt Smith completing a Hall of Fame triple play Saturday for the "Triplets" by joining Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin in the shrine, but the Cowboys are playing in the preseason's first game on Sunday.
"It's an honor to get a Cowboy, a former Cowboy, Emmitt Smith, all-time leading rusher of the NFL, to be going in while we're out there playing," said Cowboys linebacker Bradie James. "It's just a great opportunity, and a great experience. It's good that we have a Cowboy going in, to have this experience."