Coming into the game most people expected the Cowboys to win against the Rams, and most people expected to see a good showing by rookie DeMarco Murray against the Rams’ league worst run defense. Murray delivered and then some.
Murray rumbled for a 91 yard score on his first carry, showing great agility, vision, and breakaway speed. Murray finished the day with 253 yards and a touchdown. Murray broke Dallas’ rookie record for rushing yards and also broke Emmit Smith’s record for rushing (237) yards by a Cowboy.
Fellow rookie Phillip Tanner came in to spell Murray and picking up 25 yards and a touchdown on 3 carries.
It was also good to see Dez Bryant get involved in the second half of the game where he has been almost nonexistent this year. The Cowboys went to him late in the 4th for a touchdown.
The biggest victory for the Cowboys comes in the form of a reestablished run game for the team, which will be paramount when the team travels to Philadelphia. The Eagles have been suspect versus the run all season and won’t be able to sell out to the run with the same effect as they did against the Redskins.
Despite all the jubilation for fans, it’s important to remember that the Cowboys rolled an 0-5 team, and though this is great for momentum, the Eagles are a different beast.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.