Emmitt Smith 29 Yard TD Run
A spectacular run by Emmitt Smith on Monday Night Football, during the second-to-last week of the 1992 NFL season, helped propel the Cowboys’ running back to a rushing title and his team to a meaningful win. Facing the 6-8 Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, the 11-3 Cowboys had built a 27-10 lead by the third quarter and possessed the ball on the Falcons 29 yard line. QB Troy Aikman handed the ball off to Smith, who immediately stopped in front of a logjam of bodies at the line of scrimmage. Smith stutter-stepped and broke outside to the right for some yardage, but was encircled by a gang of Falcon defenders. He was met head-on and appeared to be wrapped up. Instead, he escaped from the scrum and dashed along the right sideline toward the right pile-on of the end zone, crossing the goal line just before he was shoved out of bounds by Falcons corner back Deion Sanders. For a moment Smith looked hurt, as he was slow to get up, but then suddenly he rose and jogged toward the Dallas sideline with the ball as teammates congratulated him. The Cowboys won 41-17; Smith finished the regular season – which resulted in a Cowboys Super Bowl title – with an NFL-best 1,713 rushing yards.