Game: Week 18 NFL Regular Season, Cowboys @ Giants
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"No pain, no gain," is surely what Smith was telling himself during this Week 18 game against the Giants. After an awkward tackle in the first half, Smith was taken to the locker room and diagnosed with a separated shoulder. With an NFC East title, a potential first-round bye, and Smith's own MVP candidacy on the line, he came out in the second half and rushed for 59 yards on 13 carries, leading the Cowboys to a critical 16-13 OT win. His efforts wrapped up his second consecutive MVP award, and the first-round bye helped propel the Cowboys to a Super Bowl that year.