Posted on 25 October 2011.
IRVING, Texas — DeMarco Murray’s progression from college star to NFL notable was slowed by a hamstring injury that landed him on the non-football injury list when he reported to training camp. He got into the final two preseason games, but was nonetheless the third-stringer when the season began, backing up starter Felix Jones and third-down back Tashard Selection.
A high ankle sprain left Jones in a walking boot last week, giving Murray the chance to show what he could do. Selection got the start Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, but following Murray ran 91 yards for a touchdown on his very first carry, the rotation changed for the rest of the day.
And perhaps longer.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett stated he and his staff haven’t discussed their lineup for Sunday night’s game in Philadelphia. Although he wouldn’t commit to Murray getting the starter, he said Murray “certainly has earned the chance to get the ball a lot, no question about that.
“I feel he ran hard,” Garrett stated. “He definitely created some great cuts. His vision was great and he was able to stick his foot in the ground and run by way of some tackles. The other factor with a guy who hasn’t carried the ball that much to carry it 25 occasions in a game for that numerous yards, to have the endurance that he had all through the ball game. … It’s just a sign of hopefully things to come. That’s not to recommend that he’s going to have these kinds of days. But the first opportunity he got to get the ball like he got it in college, he took benefit of it. Now he’s just got to preserve taking the subsequent step week to week.”
The Cowboys went into the game averaging 84.8 yards per game, 29th in the NFL. They came out averaging 119.7, up to 13th in the league.
Most of that was due to Murray. Playing in only his sixth NFL game, the third-round pick from Oklahoma finished with 253 yards on 25 carries to set the single-game Cowboys rushing record. He passed Tony Dorsett’s greatest day on his 22nd carry, then a couple of handoffs later outran the very best day by Emmitt Smith, the leading rusher in NFL history.
Murray’s performance in Dallas’ 34-7 victory drew a series of tweets — and a telephone call — from Smith, plus so many a lot more calls and texts that more than 24 hours later Murray hadn’t even checked them all.
“It’s crazy,” he stated Monday afternoon, stepping out of a operating backs meeting and into a series of media obligations.
And what about the beginning job?
“To be honest, I don’t know. Whatever it is, whatever coach Garrett and coach (Skip) Peete want me to do, I’m going to do,” Murray said Monday on NFL Network. “Whether it’s the second-, third- or 1st-string guy, I’m going to do it with a smile on my face and continue to assist this team win regardless.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Posted on 25 April 2011.
The Dallas Cowboys are about to receive their reward for a lousy 2010 season: the ninth overall pick in next week’s NFL draft. How they use it could be a window into the world of Jerry Jones and his new coach, Jason Garrett.
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Posted on 11 April 2011.
Coach Jason Garrett would like his Cowboys squad to learn something from the team’s chief rival, the Washington Redskins. The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that when Garret gathered with some of his players before the lockout, he stressed the need for them to workout together during the impasse.
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Posted on 31 January 2011.
The Cowboys “interviewed” then-receivers coach Ray Sherman for their head coaching vacancy on January 4, and by January 6 they’d named Jason Garrett to the position. Sherman, an African American, was used to satisfy the Rooney Rule for Dallas owner Jerry Jones. Sherman will do the same for the Titans. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that…
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Posted on 07 January 2011.
The Dallas Cowboys’ 2010 season was very unexpected, but they made a very expected move for their future Thursday, officially naming Jason Garrett their head coach. The two sides agreed to a four-year contract and held a press conference to announce the decision.
“[Garrett] is truly one of our own,” owner Jerry Jones said. “We know him well for the qualifications he has for this position. I know that he has spent his entire life preparing for this day. And he is well-qualified.”
Garrett was promoted to interim head coach after the Cowboys, who had dreams of playing in the Super Bowl in their own stadium, lost seven of their first eight games under head coach Wade Phillips. After Phillips was fired, the Cowboys went 5-3 with Garrett at the helm. FANTASY ANALYSIS: For fantasy purposes, this news doesn’t change much of anything. Garrett will still be the team’s offensive coordinator, which is a positive for the team’s fantasy-relevant players — Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, etc. The offense, even when led by Jon Kitna this season, was pretty explosive down the stretch; that shouldn’t be any different with a healthy Romo back under center. The Cowboys will continue to a very attractive team to fantasy owners.
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