In DeMarco Murray’s first start against his old team on September 20 in Philadelphia, he went for a total of two yards on 13 carries. Which would make Sunday night a redemption song for last year’s Offensive Player of the Year.
In his return to AT&T Stadium on Sunday night, Murray went for 161 total yards (83 rushing, 78 receiving) and a touchdown while helping his team to a 33-27 overtime win that (A) Keeps the Eagles in the race, and (B) All but assures the Cowboys will not make the postseason.
Murray denied that the big night had anything to do with any added emotion.
"Coming back here there were a lot of emotions for a lot of people," Murray said, per the Dallas Morning News. "But you got to just check them at the door and don't try to do anything too crazy, just trust in yourself, trust in what got you here and just continue to play ball."
Through seven games this season, Murray has 390 rushing yards and another 210 receiving yards, four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.