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Smith lays blame on QB and coach

Updated: September 9, 2009, 3:08 PM ET
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Jimmy Johnson once said, "How 'bout them Cowboys!" Emmitt Smith is longing for those days.

Dallas hasn't won a playoff game since 1996, and if the franchise is to pull itself out of such an ignominious rut, the three-time Super Bowl champion said quarterback Tony Romo and coach Wade Phillips need to do better jobs as leaders of the Cowboys.

Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, told Sirius NFL Radio that Romo should "demand excellence" from his teammates and that "it is ...

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