Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 12/30/11

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Former NFL player Emmitt Smith attends the Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary at Pop Burger on November 19, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Reebok)
If the Dallas Cowboys continue to play without mental toughness, franchise legend Emmitt Smith thinks the team will get blew out ... blowed out on Sunday against the New York Giants. Blown out. The Hall of Fame running back told Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com that he doubts the team has enough leadership and toughness to win the de facto NFC East Championship game on Sunday night. "Talent-wise, I think they have it. Leadership-wise, they have some good leaders on the ballclub. Do they have enough? Probably not. Can they go up to New York and be mentally tough in this situation? I think Jason [Garrett] has done a very good job of preparing the guys to be physically and hopefully mentally tough, but I think mental toughness is the thing needed in games like this. "Mental toughness for four quarters or five quarters, if you have to go that far. But that's something our Cowboys have not been able to do in close games. And that's where mental toughness comes into play." It was that exac...
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