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DeMarco Murray NFC Offensive Player Of The Month, For The Second Straight Month

DeMarco Murray NFC Offensive Player Of The Month, For The Second Straight Month

He keeps setting records and winning awards. Even when the Dallas Cowboys tanked in their first game of the 2014 season, losing an ugly game to San Francisco, DeMarco Murray and the run game looked good. It was one of the few glimmers of hope that came out of that game. At the time we didn't know it, but the Cowboys were on their way to having the most devastating run game in the league. Behind their revamped offensive line DeMarco Murray starting making mince-meat of opposing defenses. In the month of September, he won the NFC Offensive Player of the Month award. He just claimed it again...
Blogging The Boys Oct 29, 2014
Cowboys vs. Washington Game: Handing Out A Game Ball

Cowboys vs. Washington Game: Handing Out A Game Ball

It is hard to hand out an award after a total hot mess like the Washington game, but there were a few performances of note. After the 20-17 loss to Washington, there should not be much impetus to seek recognition among the Dallas Cowboys. Judging by what is being reported, there isn't, and most of the players are looking right at the reflection they see in the mirror to try and find answers. But we still want to point out those who go above and beyond each week. There were a few who stood out positively, even in this mess. DeMarco Murray has to be mentioned just because he had his...

Cowboys' offensive snaps vs. Redskins

Here's a look at the snap counts for each of the Cowboys' offensive players Monday night: For the second consecutive week, the Cowboys did a good job managing DeMarco Murray's plays. For coach Jason Garrett and play-caller Scott Linehan, that's more important than monitoring his carries because they want the ball in his hands when he's on the field. Murray played a season-low 43 snaps and still gained 221 total yards -- 141 yards rushing and 80 yards receiving -- on 23 touches.

DeMarco Murray reached 1,000 yards then became a ghost

ARLINGTON, Texas -- DeMarco Murray had this blazing season-long 51-yard run with about six minutes to play in the third quarter. The Cowboys running back had just four more touches the rest of the game. Murray, the leading rusher in the NFL, turned into a ghost in Scott Linehan’s offense. It was quite surprising to see considering the number of touches Murray had in the game, 23, and it marked the first all season he didn’t carry the ball more than 20 times.
Plain Dealer Oct 28, 2014
Fantasy Football: The Perfect Draft, with 20/20 hindsight

Fantasy Football: The Perfect Draft, with 20/20 hindsight

When it comes to fantasy drafting, most of us have regrets, don't we? Seriously, who thought DeMarco Murray would be a record-breaking beast? And weren't most so-called experts convinced that Antonio Gates was all washed up?

Why not ride DeMarco Murray in overtime?

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Running back DeMarco Murray shouted several high-decibel curse words as he entered the locker room after the Dallas Cowboys' 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins and kept hollering after the doors closed. About an hour later, after getting treatment and taking his time to shower and get dressed, Murray attributed his outburst to the frustration a competitor feels after a tough loss. If Murray had any complaints about the play-calling late in the game, he certainly wasn't going to air them publicly.

DeMarco Murray: Fumble won’t change the way I run; I’ll continue fighting for every inch

ARLINGTON — For a league-leading fifth time this season DeMarco Murray lost a fumble. Despite rushing for over 100 yards for an eighth consecutive game, the Pro Bowl running back lost the ball after a second quarter reception. While Murray …
Blogging The Boys Oct 28, 2014
Cowboys vs. Washington Final Score: Washington Upsets Cowboys 20-17

Cowboys vs. Washington Final Score: Washington Upsets Cowboys 20-17

Dallas blows a game by resorting to their old selves. The Dallas Cowboys blew a game on Monday night to the team from Washington, 20-17. Washington deserved to win because they executed while the Cowboys looked like the 2013 Dallas Cowboys, not the version we have seen this year. A perfect example came in overtime when the Cowboys started a drive with a DeMarco Murray run for eight yards to set up a second and two. Then Dallas decided they would throw the ball on three consecutive plays even though the Washington blitz had been killing the Cowboys. Shades of 2013 Dallas, not 2014. The...

DeMarco Murray can't slow down

DeMarco Murray can’t have a disappearing act right now as the NFC race begins to heat up. The NFL's leading rusher at 913 yards has been outstanding this season, and current and former teammates thought a stretch such as this was always in Murray's DNA. With Arizona knocking off Philadelphia in the desert on Sunday and all of a sudden the New Orleans Saints looking pretty good again after that waxing of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, things are getting a little interesting in the NFC.

Email Bag: The DeMarco Murray Conundrum

Since there is no Sunday game to dissect this morning, I wanted to take advantage of the calm before tonight’s storm and address something that came up in last week’s DMN chat and elaborate just a bit. Here is the …

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray says offseason workouts with TE Jason Witten have helped his stamina

Everyone focuses on the yards DeMarco Murray has gained so far this season. That’s understandable. But when the running back makes his eighth consecutive start Monday night, it will equal the longest stretch of games he’s ever started in a …

Prediction: Cowboys keep it rolling

IRVING, Texas -- This game will be more difficult than people believe. But the Dallas Cowboys are built for “dirty” games. Not dirty in the sense of temperament, but dirty in terms of how they will need to gain yards. DeMarco Murray has been able to handle the dirty work the last two games against the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants while also putting up eight runs of 10 yards or more. Of note: Murray does not have a 100-yard game against the Redskins in five tries.
Blogging The Boys Oct 23, 2014

Reassessing 2014 Cowboys Opponents: Adjusting For DeMarco Murray

The Cowboys have been so strong on the ground that their performance may have skewed the stats of the seven teams they've played this year. Which is why we're making up a new stat, the "DeMarco-Murray-Adjusted" run defense ranking. Increasingly, when talk turns to the Cowboys and their success in the run game, we're hearing comments about how the teams the Cowboys have played so far weren't very good against the run in the first place. Occasionaly, that is followed up by an argument about how the upcoming opponents have much better run defenses. Is this line of thinking simply confusing...
Blogging The Boys Oct 22, 2014

Big Game Performances Key To 2014 Cowboys Success

300+ yards passing, 100+ yards rushing and 100+ yards receiving are statistical milestones that are correctly labeled as 'Big Games' for the players who achieve them. We look at which teams and players put up a lot of big games, and which teams contain big game performances successfully. DeMarco Murray just set a new NFL record by rushing for 100+ yards for seven consecutive games to start an NFL season. 100+ yard passing, just like 300+ yard passing or 100+ yards receiving, remain key statistical achievements, even in this day and age of offense-friendly football. In general, when a player...

Scott Linehan consistently feeding DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant

IRVING, Texas - Although Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray have played together since 2011, the Cowboys’ win over the New York Giants marked only the third time each surpassed the 100-yard mark in the same game. Two of the three have occurred this season -- and it’s going to occur considerably more often as long as Scott Linehan calls the plays. That’s because Linehan believes in getting the ball to his best players. Murray carried 28 times for 128 yards, and Bryant had nine catches for 151 yards against the Giants.

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