Found August 07, 2012 on Fantasy Football SPIN:
We recently completed a 12 team PPR Mock draft with some of the more respected minds in the fantasy football universe. Round 2 saw even more RBs (6) come off the board as the talent pool is limited when it comes to finding feature backs this year. The PPR format caused a few top-tier QBs like Cam Newton and Matt Stafford to fall past round 2 but this might not be the case in your league as both of these signal callers have a legit chance to challenge for the top spot at their position. DeMarco Murray seems primed to build on his productive rookie season amid word that the Cowboys coaching staff plan to get him more involved in the passing game.

Lions QB Stafford looks forward to preseason game

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says it will be nice to take a break from practicing against teammates by playing the Cleveland Browns. The Lions (No. 11 in the AP Pro32) and Browns (No. 30 in the AP Pro32) will face each other Friday night in their first preseason game. Stafford is going into his fourth NFL season without rehabbing an injury in the offseason for the...

DeMarco Murray Garners Praise From Peete

Dallas running backs coach Skip Peete told Clarence E. Hill Jr of the Star-Telegram that he believes Demarco Murray could run for 1,200 yards or more.Fantasy Spin:While we aren't willing to go that far, it goes to the mindset of the Cowboys' staff that Murray is the team's primary back and Felix Jones the change-of-pace back.

Cam Newton and Matthew Stafford Headline Next Wave of Elite QBs

With all the chatter lately about the necessity of having an 'elite' quarterback I wanted to explore what exactly makes one elite, who the current elites are and who will be elites of future.    My personal definition of an elite quarterback encompasses four main ingredients:   1) Leadership 2) Rising to the occasion 3) Longevity 4) Winning   You may have noticed...

Some in Cowboys organization are comparing DeMarco Murray to Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett

Dallas Cowboys running back Demarco Murray’s rookie season turned many heads in Dallas and around the league. Everyone knew that he was an excellent college running back coming out of Oklahoma, but no one saw Murray rushing for almost 900 yards in just 13 games. But now that he’s put up number like that, expectations have risen and the comparisons have begun. And in Dallas, there’s...

Cowboys wrap up 1st week of camp with scrimmage

Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and the Dallas Cowboys wrapped up their first week of training camp with a scrimmage. The controlled session Sunday came exactly one month before the Cowboys play their season opener Sept. 5 at the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. About 12,000 fans attended. With 18 players injured and not playing, the scrimmage was more situational work...

15 NFL sophomores with Pro Bowl potential part III

In the third and final piece of a three-part series, Player’s View jumps head first into the 2012 NFL season to look at 15 second-year players that have the talent and the opportunity to lift themselves into the league’s elite class. Some will cut it and reach the Pro Bowl and some won’t and will either settle for being simply “ok” or will fall off completely. Let’s...

Cowboys believe Demarco Murray has a shot at being great like Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett

AP Photo The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones love what they’ve seen from running back DeMarco Murray.  The thing that really stood out to Jones was that he can carry the ball between the tackles. “The thing that excited me the most was the question mark on him: ‘Was he a good inside runner?’” Jones said. “We saw that he could carry the mail inside. We didn’t know...
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