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After a week of discussion about how the Cowboys needed to commit to the run the team, and their Quarterback who took some heat from Cowboys defenders this week for audibling away from rush calls too frequently, kept the ball on the ground and controlled the tempo against the St. Louis Rams. Romo did his part, too, with three touchdowns and a 70.8 completion percentage but Murray’s 203 total yard performance, to go with a rushing touchdown, headlines the week. Murray, it should be known, loves playing against St. Louis. In 2011 he entered our collective fantasy consciousness after a 253 yard rushing effort against St. Louis. He won’t face them every week but if the Cowboys play and signal callers learned anything from today’s effort its that the offense looks a lot more efficient when they’re focused on balance. Murray won’t get 26 carries every week – though he did have 45 touches combined in Dallas’ two games coming into today – but an eye toward assuring him 20 touches should help the Cowboys and his owners. A road matchup against the Chargers before hosting the Broncos shouldn’t have anyone overly excited but with those games followed by a date with Washington (and a subsequent date with Daniel Snyder’s team in fantasy championship week) there are great matchups on the slate for the Cowboys back and he’ll be useful all season provided the volume keeps up. Giovani Bernard’s first quarter touchdown was the NFL’s equivalent of dunking from the free throw line. Impressive diving it in from several yards out. Also impressive that he’s the team’s goal line back, if nothing else, for fantasy owners (though BJGE did get some carries inside the 20 as well). The gap between his 99 yard 14 touch performance and Green-Ellis’s 2.9 YPC with a lost fumble is obvious both in the final numbers and while watching the game play out. Credit Brian Hoyer for leading the Browns to victory and for maintain the fantasy relevancy of his skill position guys. I was high on Josh Gordon heading into Week 3 until Brandon Weeden was set to miss the start and Trent Richardson was traded. I guess I should have stayed as such. There isn’t much reason to assume that he’ll be anything less than a top 36 wide receiver week in and out for the rest of the year, and now that we know that Jordan Cameron remains a significant part of the gameplan regardless of QB keep rolling him out there with confidence. Hoyer won’t put the ball in the air 54 times each week (nor will Gordon have 19 targets) but they’ll have to throw the ball from time to time and he is their clear #1 target.
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Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had a big day on Sunday.
The third-year Murray ran for 175 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in a 31-7 over the St. Louis Rams. Murray added another three catches for 28 more yards.
Entering Sunday’s game Murray had totaled just 111 yards in the Cowboys first two games.
After 11 300-yard passing efforts last weekend, the league average returned to normal this week as just six quarterbacks topped 300 yards over the...
DeMarco Murray rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown, Tony Romo threw for three scores and the Dallas Cowboys beat the St. Louis Rams 31-7 Sunday.
Murray's first 100-yard game in more than a year came against the team he torched for a franchise-record 253 yards as a rookie two years ago. He went 14 yards on Dallas' first offensive play, then 36 more to start the second drive...
(Photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images ) DALLAS– The St. Louis Rams visited the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium today, and DeMarco Murray remembers the last time this happened. It was during their Week 7 matchup in 2011 that Murray broke Emmitt Smith’s Cowboys’ single-game rushing record, as he galloped to 253 yards, which included a 91-yard […]
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- DeMarco Murray found the perfect antidote for his recent malaise: the St. Louis Rams.
Murray rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown two years after torching St. Louis with a franchise record as a rookie, and Tony Romo threw for three scores in a 31-7 victory Sunday.
Murray's first 100-yard game in more than a year started with a 14-yard run on Dallas...
DeMarco Murray found the perfect antidote for his recent malaise: the St. Louis Rams.
Murray rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown two years after torching St. Louis with a franchise record as a rookie and Tony Romo threw for three scores in a 31-7 victory Sunday.
Murray's first 100-yard game in more than a year started with a 14-yard run on Dallas' first offensive play...
Before DeMarco Murray ran through St. Louis just like he did when he set a franchise record two years ago, the Dallas defense stopped the Rams twice.
The Cowboys had to get a pair of three-and-outs because Dwayne Harris muffed the game's first punt, but that just gave Dallas a chance to get the first of six sacks on Sam Bradford.
Murray ran for 175 yards and a touchdown, Tony...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- If Jason Hatcher indeed did call out Tony Romo, it was DeMarco Murray who answered the call.
Murray ran wild--again--against the St. Louis Rams with 175 yards in the Cowboys' 31-7 win Sunday.
Before the game, the buzz was about a report that Hatcher, the outspoken defensive tackle, called out Romo after a mistake in practice last week.
According to the...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) DeMarco Murray found the perfect antidote for his recent malaise: the St. Louis Rams.Murray rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown two years after torching St. Louis with a franchise record as a rookie, and Tony Romo threw for three scores in a 31-7 victory Sunday.Murray's first 100-yard game in more than a year started with a 14-yard run on Dallas' first...
FINAL SCORE: 31-7
GAME MVP: DeMarco Murray ( 175 yards, 1 TD )
ANALYSIS: The Rams had looked very competitive the first two weeks of the season, and a big part of that was the offensive line's ability to protect Sam Bradford. This week, they allowed 8 QB hits and 6 sacks. They also couldn't find a way to open any holes in the running game. As a...
The last time Demarco Murray faced St Louis, he was a relative unknown. But then he turnstyled the entire Rams defense while shoving Emmitt Smith aside in the Dallas Cowboys record books.
You're forgiven if you thought this Rams team would be different. You're forgiven if you believed the hype. I did too. But now, after watching Murray get free runs inside and out...
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer will undergo season-ending microfracture surgery on his left knee, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced Tuesday morning. “It’s a real setback,” Jones told 105.3 “The Fan” in Dallas. Spencer has had problems with his knee since the first
The Cowboys needed to avoid a slow start and they came out focused in all facets of the game. The Cowboys ran all over the Rams, literally, in a lopsided victory 31-7. This is the type of game the Cowboys would have been tripped by, but they made a statement instead. You want your team to dictate how the offense will operate and today the Cowboys unleashed DeMarco Murray to the...
Just over 80,000 fans watched the Cowboys record their first rout in two seasons.
The Dallas Cowboys managed to play their entire 2012 season by trailing in every single game at some point. The widest margin of victory was 15 points in a 38-23 win over the Eagles. That game was hardly a blowout, given that the Cowboys scored 21 points in the fourth quarter.
The last blowout win before...