One more and done for Emmitt?

Updated: January 29, 2004, 4:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

HOUSTON -- Emmitt Smith is not calling it a career -- not yet.

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After a disappointing first season with the Cardinals, the 34-year-old Smith told ESPN's Jim Gray on Wednesday night that he intends to honor his contract and play another season in Arizona.

Smith was attending the Kings-Rockets NBA game when he made his comments. He is in Houston for the Super Bowl XXXVIII festivities.

New Arizona coach Dennis Green has said he is hopeful Smith, the NFL's all-time rushing leader, will return to play for him this season.

Smith is hoping to be part of a turnaround in Arizona. The Cardinals have been a disappointing team for much of their history, and went 4-12 record last season. That mark tied three other teams for the worst record in the NFL.

Smith is the author of a record 17,418 rushing yards and 155 rushing touchdowns in his illustrious 14-year career. However, in his first season out of Dallas, Smith rushed for a career-low 256 yards and was limited to 10 games due to injury. His yards-per-carry (2.8) and touchdowns (2) were also career lows.

Marcel Shipp, 25, carried much of the load on the ground, rushing for 830 yards.

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