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DeMarco Murray Reminds Jerry Jones Of Eric Dickerson



    In true Jerry Jones fashion, Jerry Jones isn’t sure whether or not DeMarco Murray has earned a starting job for Dallas--this despite Murray rushing for 466 yards in the past three games, in Felix Jones’s absence--but Murray has done enough to remind the owner of one of the all-time greats.

    “He kind of has a glide a little like [Eric] Dickerson,” Jones said today on 105.3 FM The Fan, via ESPN Dallas. “He has a certain smoothness. His glide, he doesn’t lift his feet as much as Dickerson did, but the other thing he reminds me of is he’s running with such acceleration and power.”

    The debate now is whether Murray will remain the starter when Felix Jones returns from a high ankle sprain. Jones was named the starter this offseason, and has 253 yards on 63 carries (an average of four yards per carry) and one touchdown. But as is always the case with Jones, the issue is his health.

    Jones will likely miss this week’s match-up with Buffalo, and with another performance of the sort we’ve seen out of Murray lately, we’d imagine that the team’s decision over who should start will become a little clearer.

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