Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 9/23/13

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.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brady issues statement on Facebook after having suspension lifted

Don Orsillo reportedly asked to lie about being fired by NESN

Matt Cassel believes Bills will keep three quarterbacks

St. Louis police seize scalpers' World Series tickets to give to friends

Eli Manning happy Tom Brady will play NFL season opener

Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cam Newton addresses ‘gang’ photo on Instagram

Steelers defense is younger and faster but not better

Duke basketball to visit White House next Tuesday

Report: Cowboys have interest in Broncos RB Montee Ball

NFL owners to discuss changing Goodell's disciplinary role

Report: Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals

WATCH: Ben Revere gifted Matt Wieters a home run

Judge Sarah Thomas as an NFL official, not a female NFL official

Redskins skip Robert Griffin III in jersey countdown

Wisconsin vs Alabama preview

Simona Halep popular with fans who want to kiss her

Patriots planned on raising a "Brady banner on opening night

Braves and Phillies sucking at the same time is rare

Montana St. linebacker delivers bone crushing hit in opener

Despite loss, all eyes still on Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines

Kirk Cousins discusses what it’s like to be called ‘Kurt’

Playoffs or not, Bryce Harper is the NL MVP

Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly seeking alimony

Chicago Bears and Jay Cutler: A love/hate relationship

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Wisconsin vs Alabama preview

Tom Brady issues statement on Facebook

Robert Griffin III and a dream deferred

Best, worst surprises of NFL preseason

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker