I look at it this way...If Emmit played his whole career with the Lions and Barry played for the Cowboys we wouldn't even be having this discussion. Barry would clearly be the elite running back and Emmit would have had a solid but unspectacular career. Take it one step further. If Barry Sanders of the Cowboys was the one with the ego and desire to have the rushing record he would have far exceeded Emmit's total. Barry took a bad team on his back and made them fun to watch for a while. Barry is the best.