Monday, December 29, 2014

Former Sooner DeMarco Murray Breaks Emmitt Smith's Cowboys Single-Season Rushing Record

Former Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray broke the franchise single-season rushing record for the Dallas Cowboys, passing Emmitt Smith in the first quarter of Sunday's 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

Murray set the mark with a 32-yard run that included a nice cutback, leaving safety Ryan Clark flat-footed at the line of scrimmage. Murray finished with 100 yards on 20 carries to end the season with 1,845 yards, bettering Smith's tally of 1,773 yards in 1995.

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"I couldn't be happier for him," Smith said. "He is very deserving of this recognition. ... I am proud of him because I know how hard it is to do what he did this year. I am also proud because I've watched him bounce back from some injury setbacks in his first few years. He's worked through all that, and he deserves to have this record." (AP/Star-Tribune)
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