Running back Emmitt Smith needs only 93 yards to break Walter Payton‘s 15-year-old NFL record of 16,726 rushing yards, and the Cowboys already have a postgame ceremony planned in case he does it at home Sunday against Seattle.
Of course, if Smith doesn’t get the record Sunday, he’ll be shooting for it a week later against the Lions at Ford Field.
…The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 5-2 but haven’t beaten a team with a winning record. Their five wins have been against teams with a combined 11-21 record—Baltimore and Atlanta (both 3-3), Cleveland (3-4), St. Louis (2-5) and Cincinnati (0-6). Their losses have been against New Orleans (6-1) and Philadelphia (4-2).
— Curt Sylvester, Detroit Free Press “Cowboys ready if Smith gets record this week.”