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Dallas Cowboys And The NFL:
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 hamstring injury.
“I don’t know that it’s a coincidence,” Jason Garrett said. “Tony’s certainly done a good job. There’s no question about that. We’ve talked that it’s been an objective of ours to get a full-time true fullback in our offense and we’ve tried to do that over the last couple of years, and I think Tony is a good answer to that. He’s been banged up a little bit, so the days he’s been healthy have been productive (rushing) days for us.”
Fiammetta delivered a crushing lead block to help spring Murray up the middle on his 91-yard TD run early against the Rams.
“There’s probably some other factors
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