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RB DeMarco Murray - Dallas Cowboys

5-10, 213Born: 2-12-1988College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 3

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Week 13: vs Philadelphia Eagles

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Both Dallas and Philadelphia are standing at 8-3 coming into this matchup - the teams are in a two-way race for the NFC East crown with New York and Washington out of the picture at 3-8. This is the first game of the two scheduled regular-season meetings between the clubs, at AT&T Stadium where the Cowboys are 3-3 so far this season. DeMarco Murray has piled up 143/751/4 rushing and 19/182/0 receiving over the six home games played so far this year (5.25 yards per carry on average and 9.58 yards per catch) - he's the engine that drives the Cowboys' offense. Murray has passed the 100-yards-rushing barrier in each of his last two games played (both on the road) with 19/100/0 rushing and 6/31/0 receiving at Jacksonville during Week 10 and 24/121/0 rushing with 2/22/0 receiving at New York last weekend. The only fly in the ointment for his fantasy owners of late has been the lack of TD scoring - but he is seeing touches in the mid-20's consistently, so there are plenty of opportunities for Murray to find pay dirt. The Eagles' rush D is ranked 16th in the NFL averaging 109.0 yards allowed per game, with six rushing scores given out over 11 contests. They limited Tennessee to 19/56/1 rushing last weekend, after coughing up 25/110/1 to Green Bay two contests back. This is a mediocre unit that has started bleeding six-point plays of late. Murray is at home for this one and he has a good matchup to anticipate on Thanksgiving day.

Recent Stats and Projections

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9 vs ARI 19 79 0 4 4 11 0 0
10 at JAX 19 100 0 7 6 31 0 0
12 at NYG 24 121 0 3 2 22 0 0
13 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds 24 * * 3 * * *
13 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay 30 * * 3 * * *
13 vs PHI PROJ-Bloom 25 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs JAX (19 / 100 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 31 / 0 rec)

Murray has seen at least 23 touches in every game this season and against Jacksonville this week was no exception. Dallas' offensive line made Murray's initial yardage a breeze at times with 5-10 yards of open field prior to Murray encountering a defender. Murray shook a defender in the backfield and turned a five-yard loss into a seven-yard gain when faced with defensive penetration. Murray also converted a third-and-short carry with a heavy personnel package. After 71 yards in the first half and ripping off 20 yards to the outside in the third quarter, Murray was on the sidelines in the blowout win.

2014 Week 12 vs NYG (24 / 121 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Murray saw all but one of the running back touches for the Cowboys in their divisional road tilt against the Giants. Early on it was tough sledding against the New York front seven, but things opened up in the second half. Murray got to the edge on multiple occasions during Dallas' comeback effort to get 10+ yards at a time. He converted a short-yardage carry on the final, game-winning, drive, but did not see any overt touchdown opportunities this week. Murray has logged 23 or more touches in every game this season and has rushed for 100 or more yards in 10-of-11 contests. His touchdown-less streak is now up to four games. With the strength of the offensive line and the Murray-centric nature of the Dallas offense, better games are ahead.

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Latest News

Cowboys | DeMarco Murray struggles (Thu Nov 27, 10:22 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray rushed for a season-low 73 yards in a 33-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Nov. 27.

Our View: Murray was able to scratch out a great fantasy game with an early score and six receptions, the sign of a true fantasy stud, but Tony Romo and the great Cowboys offensive line had their worst game since Week 1. Next week brings a Thursday night matchup against Chicago's weak defense to get things right for Dallas.
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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray ready to carry the load (Tue Nov 18, 12:30 PM) - Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, who has already passed career highs for rushing yards and carries, said he is ready for an even bigger role down the stretch. Im ready, Murray said. Like Ive said before, whatever they ask me to do Im going to do it times 10. Its going to be an exciting next couple of weeks for us. He said the team's bye week allowed him to relax and recharge.

Our View: The bye week comes at a good time for Murray. He's never played a full 16-game regular season during his four-year pro career. Fantasy owners who have Murray should also be carrying Joseph Randle if they can.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant more likely to receive tag (Sun Nov 16, 10:17 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant appears to be the more likely candidate to receive the franchise tag than RB DeMarco Murray. Both Bryant and Murray will be free agents after the season. Owner/general manager Jerry Jones had a brief meeting with Bryant's new agents, but no deal is close at this time.

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Schedule

13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Chicago Bears
15@ Philadelphia Eagles
16vs Indianapolis Colts
17@ Washington Redskins