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Murray Makes NFL History With Start



    Murray Makes NFL History With Start
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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys tries to break the tackle of Devon Kennard #59 of the New York Giants in the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

    We've been tracking for the past few weeks, and the list of company has dwindled every week in terms of guys in the same category as Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray when it comes to 100-yard rushing games to start the season.

    First, it was "only Jim Brown and O.J. Simpson" who had as many 100-yard rushing days to start a season as Murray. Then, last week, Murray joined Brown — one of the all-time greats — as the only players in NFL history to run for 100 yards in his team's first six games of the season.

    Now, Murray stands alone.

    With his 128 yards on 28 carries in Sunday's win over the New York Giants, Murray became the first player in NFL history to rush for 100 yards in his team's first seven games of the season.

    As a reference point to Murray's dominance this season, let's take a quick look at the league's rushing leaders, a list that Murray obviously sits at the top of with a wide margin.

    1. DeMarco Murray, 913
    2. Le'Veon Bell, 542*
    3. Arian Foster, 513*

    *Plays Monday night

    There you go, even assuming Bell and Foster have 100-yard games on Monday night, they're still going to be some 250-300 yards behind Murray.

    This pace is remarkable and is something all football fans should be enjoying because it's hard to imagine it lasting too much longer with Murray's insane workload. However, it's paying off in wins, so the Cowboys will ride it as long as they can.