Emmitt Smith Says Romo And Phillips Have To Stop Being Polite, Start Being Real

Articulately-challenged running back Emmitt Smith is frustrated with his former team, and he's blaming Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Wade Phillips for the Lombardi trophy drought in Big D, urging them to yell at more people.

Smith told Sirius' NFL radio that he's yet to see the smiley Romo "snatch somebody up" for not doing their job on the football field, which means, I assume, that he's never seen him be a leader nor kidnap a small child in a shopping mall.

And although Romo vowed to become more Col. Jessup this year, Smith isn't buying it.

So when ... you say things are going to change, and you've never been that dominant personality or in that leadership position then, as a player, you lose me," Smith said. "... I'm sitting there saying, 'OK, now you're going to become a leader?' What happened [in previous playoff seasons] when we got knocked out both times?

"Now all of a sudden, you're going to change? And our talent level is less than it was two years ago [when the Cowboys made the playoffs as the NFC's No. 1 seed, only to lose to the Giants]. How much better can we be?"

Prop bettors take note of the Cowboys 15/1 odds to win the Super Bowl this year because remember what happened when Tiki Barber decided to publicly criticize the quarterback and former coach of his former team.