VIDEO: Remembering Emmitt Smith's Tenure on the Arizona Cardinals

Max Staley
VIDEO: Remembering Emmitt Smith's time with the Arizona Cardinals.
VIDEO: Remembering Emmitt Smith's time with the Arizona Cardinals. / YouTube/Jsn Highlights
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Emmitt Smith is arguably the most productive running back in NFL history. He has more rushing yards, carries and touchdowns than anyone else in league history.

The bulk of that production came during his 13-year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys, but fans often forget Smith actually spent two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals toward the end of his career.

And seeing Emmitt Smith wearing a Cardinals jersey is rather disorienting.

Though his time with the Cardinals has since been immortalized in the iconic 2004 video game "NFL Street," Smith wasn't exactly at his peak when he joined the team. Across those two seasons, Smith made 25 appearances for the team and racked up 1,193 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 3.3 yards per attempt.

Smith did face off with his former team in Week 5 of the 2003 season, but he was held to -1 rushing yards on 6 attempts, adding another 2 yards via 2 receptions.

Like seeing Michael Jordan in a Wizards jersey, or Jerry Rice in a Seahawks uniform, Smith's two-year stint with the Cardinals will always remain an NFL oddity.


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