DeMarco Murray RB DAL 15 Days
Murray had a career-high 31 carries for 136 rushing yards, as well as six catches on eight targets for 56 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans, though he lost a fumble for the fourth time this season.
Murray failed to score a touchdown for the first time this year, but his 192 yards from scrimmage were a season-high. Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones mentioned this week that he'd like to see backup Joseph Randle get a few more carries, so as to not work Murray into the ground and potentially risk him for injury (something he's dealt with throughout his career), but that plan was completely ignored Sunday, as Randle finished with just two carries for four yards. Murray continues to be the best running back in fantasy football this year, but he's got his toughest matchup of the season in Week 6 as the Cowboys will travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks, who have given up just one rushing touchdown this season and allow the fifth-fewest rushing yards per game.
DeMarco Murray RB DAL 22 Days
On Sunday, Murray joined Jim Brown, OJ Simpson and Emmitt Smith as the only backs in NFL history to begin a season with four straight games in which they rushed for 100 or more yards and scored one or more TDs.
That's what you would call "exalted company" for a running back. Brown actually had a streak of six straight games in 1958, while Simpson managed five straight in 1975. Murray will have an excellent chance of matching Simpson's streak next week against a fairly porous Texans rush defense.
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Murray had 24 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Saints, adding one reception for six yards on his only target.
Murray has at least 22 carries, 100 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in each of his first four contests, and Sunday's performance ended his three-game streak of losing a fumble. Not only has he done an excellent job with the ball in his hands, but also the Dallas offensive line looks fantastic. It's a tough combo for opponents, as evidenced by Murray's ridiculous start to the season. He's on pace for 396 carries for 2,136 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns, and while he doesn't figure to reach those numbers, he's the clear favorite to lead the NFL in rushing. Next week, Murray gets a home matchup with the Houston Texans, a team that's allowed 5.0 yards per carry through four games.
DeMarco Murray RB DAL 29 Days
Murray ran for 100 yards on 24 carries and scored a rushing touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 comeback win at St. Louis. He also caught four passes for 31 yards.
The entire Dallas offense got off to a slow start, trailing 21-0 in the second quarter, but Murray got them on the board with his short touchdown run a few minutes before halftime. He's playing like one of the best running backs in all of football, although ball security has been a major problem, as he lost another fumble Sunday (third straight game).
DeMarco Murray RB DAL 1 Month
Murray had 29 carries for 167 rushing yards and one touchdown and caught one pass on two targets for six receiving yards Sunday against the Titans.
Murray lost a fumble for the second consecutive game, but he also posted more than 115 yards and a touchdown in that span. The 29 carries were a career-high and Murray has clearly established himself as a top fantasy running back, as long as he can stay healthy.
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Murray carried the ball 22 times for 118 yards with a touchdown and added three receptions for 25 yards in Sunday's loss to San Francisco.
Murray ran really hard and looked fantastic on a number of runs, although he had a costly fumble early in the game that was returned for a touchdown. Dallas has a great run-blocking offensive line, so assuming they can stay in games, Murray should have a big season.
DeMarco Murray RB DAL 2 Months
Murray carried the ball eight times on Saturday for 34 yards, and added a 21-yard reception.
The Cowboys' first team offense looked to be in midseason form for the most part, although Murray and Tony Romo did botch a handoff that resulted in a Ravens fumble return for a TD. Dallas has insisted that they will put a renewed emphasis on their running game this season, both to take advantage of an offensive line featuring three recent first round picks and to take some pressure off Tony Romo and their rag-tag defense, so if he can just stay healthy Murray is set up to be a potentially dominant three-down back.
DeMarco Murray RB DAL 2 Months
Murray isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The running back is healthy, but given his injury history the Cowboys are taking it easy on Murray to begin the preseason.
DeMarco Murray RB DAL 3 Months
Cowboys COO Stephen Jones promised the team will "run the ball more" this year.
"We will be running the ball more," Jones promised. "Our offensive line is better than it was last year and I think we ran the ball pretty well last year. I think we'll run it better this year and I think there will be a bigger commitment to running it." We're skeptical Dallas' defense will allow them to stick with the run, and new playcaller Scott Linehan has a decidedly pass-happy background. We do expect DeMarco Murray to set a career high in receptions.
DeMarco Murray RB DAL 4 Months
The Cowboys have not opened extension negotiations with contract-year RB DeMarco Murray.
Murray is owed $1.406 million in the last year of his rookie deal. He's on the backburner for cap-strapped Dallas, with Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith out in front of Murray. Murray, 26, has missed 11 games through three NFL seasons. His free agent stock will rise if he can turn in a fully-healthy 2014 campaign.