Dallas running back Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton's NFL record for career rushing attempts in the second quarter of the Cowboys' 44-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Smith ran 11 times for 52 yards, moving within 362 yards of passing Payton to become the NFL's career rushing leader. Payton had 16,726 yards rushing. Smith took a handoff, ran off left tackle and gained 2 yards on his sixth carry of the game and his 3,839th overall.
"How can I be happy after a butt-whipping like that?" Smith said. "It's like asking your kid to smile at you when you just had to spank him."
The 33-year-old Smith, playing in his 13th year, has 11 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, is the career leader in touchdowns rushing with 148, and is second in overall touchdowns to Jerry Rice with 159.