DeMarco Murray | RB | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 11/10/2014 10:03am et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (head) left to be evaluated for concussion in the Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. However, he was able to return to the game and had rush attempts in the fourth quarter before RB Joseph Randle finished up.
Huddle Up: Murray was able to hit 100 yards exactly on 18 carries to post his 9th 100-yard rushing game in 10 outings this season. He also added 31 yards on a season high-matching 6 receptions, but the only downside for Murray's fantasy owners is that it was Randle who scored the Cowboys' only rushing TD of the game. Dallas is on bye next week, giving Murray a much-needed break after 280 touches to date.
Posted: 10/28/2014 1:36am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray became the first running back to reach 1,000 yards this season during the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27. He finished the game with 19 carries for 141 yards and four catches for 80 yards.
Huddle Up: Murray has now eclipsed 100 rushing yards in each of his 8 games and his 221 yards from scrimmage Monday night were the second-highest single-game total of his career. On the flip side, Murray failed to get into the end zone for only the second game all season and coughed up his fifth fumble of the year, but he still leads all fantasy RBs by a comfortable margin.
Posted: 10/20/2014 10:44am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is the first player in NFL history with over 100 rushing yards in each of his first seven games to begin a season, surpassing Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown.
Huddle Up: Murray is having a remarkable season, capitalizing on the Cowboys' renewed commitment to the ground game and a line that features the teams' last three first-round picks
Posted: 10/16/2014 2:03pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (illness) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: The league's leading rusher and top fantasy back caused a minor stir by sitting out Wednesday with an illness, but no worries here.
Posted: 10/15/2014 3:28pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, because he is believed to be sick.
Huddle Up: No worries, just a temporary illness and a well deserved day off for fantasy's top back.
Posted: 10/14/2014 11:37pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said he is not concerned about his heavy workload this year and isn't letting it affect the way he runs.
Huddle Up: Hey, so far so great for Murray, but -- again -- keep in mind that he's never played more than 14 games in a season or had more than 270 touches in a year. At his current rate of 30 touches per game, he's on pace for 480 this season.
Posted: 10/3/2014 1:05pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is unlikely to have his workload limited, in the opinion of beat writer Todd Archer. Archer believes the team will pick and choose their spots. If they have a big lead or are down by a wide margin, he'll be rested.
Huddle Up: Currently with a league-leading 99 rushing attempts through 4 games, Murray is on pace for a whopping 396 carries. He has never had more than 217 in any of his previous three seasons -- or played more than 14 games in a season, for that matter -- and it's a combination and track record that should concern Murray's fantasy owners. Complicating the issue is that there's no one true handcuff behind Murray with Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar likely to split the workload if he should miss time.
Posted: 9/30/2014 10:45am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has 108 touches through four games. The team may try to taper his usage back in the coming weeks.
Huddle Up: That's a 432-touch pace for the season, a bit on the high side for a guy with an injury history like Murray's. Expect Dallas to find ways to lower that number, hopefully without limiting the effectiveness of the NFL's leading rusher.
Posted: 9/18/2014 7:07pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will return to the ball-carrying style he used in his first three seasons with the team when he lost only three fumbles. Murray has already fumbled twice in the first two games of this season while carrying the ball with his left hand. "You definitely make more plays when the ball is in your outside hand," Murray said, "(But) I just got to be smart about it and see what happens. Can't overthink it, so I'm not worried about it."
Huddle Up: The two lost fumbles have been the only negative for Murray, who leads the league with 285 rushing yards and 316 yards from scrimmage on 55 touches.
Posted: 8/13/2014 4:18pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is expected to receive most of the carries this season, but other running backs could also receive some snaps as part of a committee at running back, according to Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: The key for Murray, as usual, will be staying healthy as he's missed 11 games over his 3 seasons in Big D. Last year, he played in a career-high 14 games and easily hit career highs in rushing attempts (217), receptions (53) and yards from scrimmage (1,471)
Posted: 7/17/2014 8:03pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said he is in good health as he heads into training camp. "I'm excited. I'm feeling great," Murray said. "Excited to get out [to training camp] and get things going."
Huddle Up: Murray is coming off a career year in which he finished 8th among all fantasy RBs with 207 points (1,121 rushing yards, 350 receiving, 10 total TDs) but he's missed 6 starts over the past 2 seasons and has an injury history dating back to his days at Oklahoma. That's the big ? keeping him from being a no-doubt elite fantasy RB this summer.
Posted: 12/10/2013 1:08am et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray rushed 18 times for a game-high 146 yards and caught 2 passes for 9 yards Monday, Dec. 9 in a 42-28 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Even though he failed to find the end zone, Murray finished with double-digit fantasy points for the 4th straight game in accounting for 155 of the Cowboys' 328 total yards. He remains a strong start -- as does any RB going against the soft Bears' run defense.
Posted: 12/4/2013 12:45am et
The Dallas Cowboys plan to ride RB DeMarco Murray as much as they can after losing RB Lance Dunbar (knee). 'DeMarco Murray is our lead back, has been our lead back all year long, has done an excellent job for us, did a really good job in the game the other day again,' head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, Dec. 3. 'He'll be the lead dog. The other guys, (RBs Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner) will have to step up if they have an opportunity if DeMarco can't go.'
Huddle Up: Murray has had at least 17 touches and 95 scrimmage yards in each of his last 3 games and has scored 4 TDs over that span. Throw in the more-than-favorable Week 14 matchup against the porous Chicago run defense, and you have the makings of one of Week 14's fantasy-stud RBs.
Posted: 11/28/2013 10:36pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray carried 17 times for 63 yards and 3 TDs and added 5 receptions for 39 yards Thursday, Nov. 28 in a 31-24 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Murray delivered a Thanksgiving treat with his first multiple-TD game of his career and is heating up at just the right time for his fantasy owners with 3 straight contests scoring in double-digit fantasy points.