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IRVING - One day after DeMarco Murray eclipsed one of his coveted records, NFL all-time rushing leader Emmitt Smith had some words of wisdom for the Dallas Cowboys rookie.
"In order to be the best, you must be consistent for a long time," Smith wrote on Twitter. "Hopefully this is the start of things to come."
Smith's comments underscored the fact other young runners have had huge days for the Cowboys only to fizzle. The prime example is Julius Jones, who rushed for 198 yards as a rookie in a 43-39 win over Seattle in December 2004, but never fulfilled the promise he had as a second-round pick.
Murray, a third-round pick from Oklahoma, gained 253 yards in Sunday's 34-7 drubbing of the winless Rams to eclipse the team mark of 237 Smith set at Philadelphia on Halloween 1993.
So is Murray destined to become the next great Cowboys back, joining Smith and fellow Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett? Or will he be a flash in the pan like Jones? Despite his stunning p...
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IRVING – DeMarco Murray and the offensive line got a lot of credit for the rookie’s record-setting 253-yard rushing performance in Sunday’s 34-7 plastering of the Rams.
But what about the fact the Cowboys finally had a true fullback in the lineup? Was it a coincidence that Murray had a monster game on the same day that Tony Fiammetta returned after missing two games with a...
Jon Ritchie used to be an NFL fullback with the Oakland Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, he spends his days weighing in on topics on ESPN’s “First Take,” or whatever it’s called now--and yesterday, the topic of DeMarco Murray’s record-setting rushing performance against the Rams was brought up.
Ritchie, and Troy Aikman’s old pal Skip Bayless, then took turns...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - While fantasy football owners scrambled to pick up DeMarco Murray, the Philadelphia Eagles watched the rookie running back put on quite a show.Murray raced into the record books in just his sixth game with the Dallas Cowboys, rushing for 253 yards in a victory over St. Louis ...
Cowboys rookie DeMarco Murray ran himself into the record books and into a get-together with Tony Dorsett on Tuesday.
His 253-yard performance against the Rams on Sunday drew a series of tweets from Emmitt Smith, and so many calls and texts that more than 24 hours later he hadn't even checked them all.
There's one important thing his breakout effort has yet to do - earn...
Coming off a franchise-record 253 rushing yards against St. Louis, the Cowboys are not ready to declare DeMarco Murray a starter for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
Cowboys rookie DeMarco Murray ran himself into the record books and into an appointment with Tony Dorsett on Tuesday.
After DeMarco Murray's record-breaking day, he received some Twitter messages from some Cowboys Hall of Famers.
The Eagles return from their bye to face sudden superstar DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys. But don't sleep on Philly and its own stud back. Peter King picks all of Week 8's games.
With Felix Jones out, DeMarco Murray won a temporary starting job with his record-setting performance against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Murray posted a single game franchise record for rushing yards with 253 and scored a touchdown. Fellow rookie Phillip Tanner scored a touchdown as well.
Things didn’t go as well for Tashard Choice. Choice went for eight yards on two carries...