Today in Sports History: January 30

In 1994, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Super Bowl XXVIII at the Georgia Dome, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Dallas Cowboys Running Back, Emmitt Smith won the Most Valuable Player; rushing 132 yards, attempting 30 yards, and scoring two touchdowns, while averaging 4.40 rushing yards. 

Smith ran the ball in the third quarter for 15 yards, scoring a touchdown for the Cowboys leading 20-13. Throughout the fourth quarter, Smith ran the ball one yard; scoring another touchdown for the Cowboys putting them up 27-13 against the Bills. 

The Cowboys went on to win the 1996 Superbowl XXX against the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning 27-17. Since then, the Cowboys have not won a Super Bowl ring. 

Smith played in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons with a total of 18,355 rushing yards, a total of 164 rushing touchdowns, a total of 515 receptions, and 11 straight seasons where Smith rushed over 1,000 yards. 

He was also on the All-Pro team in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995, All-Pro Second team in 1991, All-NFC team in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995, All-NFC Second team in 1996, and was in eight Pro Bowls in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, and 2000. 

Smith was awarded the 1990s All-Decade Team, the 1990 Offensive Rookie of the Year, the 1993 Most Valuable Player, the 1993 Offensive Player of the Year, the 1993 NFC Offensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl XXVII MVP. Smith was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010 honoring his career. 

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