Originally written on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 10/25/11
IRVING – DeMarco Murray got all the attention Sunday after rushing for a franchise-record 253 yards in the Cowboys’ 34-7 plastering of the winless Rams, but there was another young running back who turned in an impressive performance. Undrafted rookie Phillip Tanner gained 34 yards on six carries. The Dallas Kimball grad’s longest run covered 17 yards and he scored on a 6-yard jaunt with 9:22 left to push the lead to 27-7. “He did a real nice job,” coach Jason Garrett said of Tanner on Monday. “You guys have heard me talk about guys taking advantage of the opportunities they get and Phillip has done that since Day One. He took advantage of his opportunities in preseason and training camp, preseason games. He has gotten his chances on special teams the last couple of weeks and he has shown up there. We handed him the ball six times yesterday and he was productive with that. “So he is a guy who is very diligent. He works very hard. It’s very important to him and the stage has not been...
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