Found November 10, 2011 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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IRVING -- Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will certainly be playing in a homecoming game Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. After all, Jackson grew up in a house that eventually was demolished during the construction of Cowboys Stadium. The AFC's leading rusher was born in Fort Worth and attended Arlington Lamar High School. "I've yet to play there. I'm excited to play there," Jackson said Wednesday about Cowboys Stadium. "Growing up in the state of Texas, you either want to play for the Cowboys or you want to play against them. "I'm getting the opportunity to go down there and play, and I'm coming down with a team that's doing really well right now. And we know we've got to win this game. So it's a big game. You've got to show up and play big." Being 30, Jackson vividly remembers watching the Cowboys' Super Bowl teams in the 1990s. As a youth, he pretended to be Emmitt Smith. "I was a big Emmitt Smith fan," Jackson said. "Playing running back and the things he was doing when he was with the Cowboys, I think everybody down there that plays running back wants to be just like him, me included. Definitely my idol. That's why I wear No. 22 now." Jackson, who is one of only three NFL runners averaging over 100 yards per game, faces the Cowboys defense at an opportune time. Rob Ryan's group has allowed its last two opponents to rush for a combined 374 yards. Seattle's Marshawn Lynch ran for 135 yards and a score last week and Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy went for 185 yards and two touchdowns the week before. -- Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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