Late in NBC’s telecast of Sunday Night Football, with DeMarco Murray running wild once again, a graphic came on the screen that gave us some pause.
As said graphic explained, on Sunday night, Murray became just the fourth running back in NFL history to open a season with four consecutive games of 100-plus yards rushing and at least one touchdown, the others being Jim Brown, O.J. Simpson and Emmitt Smith--all Hall of Famers and firmly in the conversation of the best backs ever.
“I think he is better than a good back,” Tony Romo said after the 38-17 victory, “I think he is a great back.”
Murray, who had 149 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Saints, predictably downplayed his individual work in the victory.
“I’m just out there to do whatever I can to help the team,” Murray said. “There’s a lot of things I’m worried about. Obviously got to give credit to the offensive line for what they were able to accomplish up front, but that’s definitely not something I’m thinking about.”
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