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DeMarco Murray Joins Elite Company

Murray is just the third running back in Cowboys history to open a season with two 100-yard performances

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    Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray joined some elite company in the team’s win over the Titans in Nashville on Sunday.

    With 167 yards rushing, Murray became just the third running back in Cowboys history to begin a season with two consecutive 100-yard rushing performances, joining Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith. Last week in the season opening loss to the 49ers, Murray went for 118.

    Like I said before, I’m not worried about those stats,” Murray said after the 26-10 victory, “I’m just worried about wins and losses.”

    Arguably the only blemish on Murray’s day was an early fumble, his second in as many weeks, after which head coach Jason Garrett told him to “hold onto the damn ball.” Murray took that advice and, excuse the pun, ran with it.  

    “I can’t let that happen. I’ve just got to revert what I’m used to doing and holding it with the hand I’m comfortable in,” Murray said. “I can’t let that happen, and I’ll get to work on that.”

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