Smith speaks well of Cowboys tight end Witten3:16 am | June 26, 2013
BRISTOL, Va. — Emmitt Smith reached the top of the ladder three times. He’s hoping a current Dallas Cowboy can do the same.
On Monday, the Hall of Fame running back and NFL’s all-time rushing leader said he has kept close tabs on the success of Elizabethton’s star Jason Witten both on and away from the field, speaking highly of what the tight end has meant to his beloved franchise.
“I love the way he’s handling all of his success,” Smith said prior to competing in the 2013 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Golf Classic at The Virginian. “Obviously, to be awarded the Walter Payton Man of the Year says a lot about what he’s done for the community as well as his career. That’s just a beautiful thing.”
An honorary member at The Virginian, co-developed by former Dallas teammate Steve Johnson, Smith returned to the course for the first time since appearing at member-guest tournaments in the facility’s early days.