With candor, detail, and insight, star running back of the two-time Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys Emmitt Smith takes us onto the field and into his life. From Escambia High School to Texas Stadium, from the rough and tumble on the field to the down and dirty at the contract table, The Emmitt Zone vividly recounts the accomplishments and frustrations that follow this NFL celebrity.
Smith, the Dallas Cowboy running back who has won the NFL rushing title for the past three years and was named most valuable player in both the league and the Super Bowl, is a spectacular player. In this chatty if lackluster autobiography, written with Steve Delsohn (Out of Bounds), we learn the superstar grew up in a supportive lower-middle-class family but made a bad choice in attending the University of Florida, whose football program was in chaos for the three years he played there. When he left he was chosen by the Cowboys. There followed wrangling over his subsequent contracts with owner Jerry Jones, who is depicted as tight-fisted. Under coach Jimmy Johnson, Smith had a major role in lifting a 1-15 team to two Super Bowl wins. Photos. Author tour.