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Murray Shines Behind New FB Clutts

DeMarco Murray rushed for 146 yards on 18 carries in the loss to the Bears

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    On a night when positives were few and far between for the Dallas Cowboys, one that stood out was the success of the running game. DeMarco Murray beat up on a bad Bears rushing defense to the tune of 146 yards on 18 carries, doing a good deal of this work behind new fullback Tyler Clutts.

    “I thought we ran it well,” Murray said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “[Tyler] Clutts did a good job blocking. The O-line did a good job. Everyone was on the same page. We were just clicking.”

    13 of Murray’s carries and 99 of his yards came in the first half. Down 24-14 after half though, the team moved away from the run.

    “We ran the ball great,” said receiver Dez Bryant. “That’s what we focused on. We thought we could kill them there.”

    And they did. But with a defense that never forced a punt--the second time the unit has pulled that off this year, the first time coming against the Broncos--and allowed almost 500 yards and 45 points, a great night for the backfield was wasted.

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