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Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray carries the ball into the record books

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 19th, 2014 at 7:52 pm EST

Through six games, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had the fourth-most carries in NFL history. While some have criticized head coach Jason Garrett for giving Murray the ball too much, he has excelled.

Late in the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game, running back DeMarco Murray became the first player in NFL history with 7 straight games of 100 or more rushing yards to start a season.

DeMarco Murray (Getty Images)

DeMarco Murray (Getty Images)

Murray, who finished the game with 128 yards and a touchdown, is on pace for 427 carries this season. If he continues his path that he’s on, he could have 2,087 rushing yards on the season.

Through seven games, Murray now has 913 yards. It is the fifth highest total by a back in that amount of games since the merger in 1970.

Besides Murray, only three other players have broke 500 or more yards so far. Pittsburgh Steelers back Le’Veon Bell is second with 542 yards, while Houston Texans back Adrian Foster is third with 513 yards.

Baltimore Ravens back Justin Forsett is fourth with 503 yards.


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