DeMarco Murray earned his spot in Cowboys’ history, passing Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith in the team’s record book. Dorsett set the rookie team record of 206 yards in 1977. Smith held the Cowboys’ single-game record of 237 set in 1993 against the Eagles.
Smith was among those to congratulate Murray, and Murray said he tentatively has plans to meet with Dorsett on Tuesday.
The former OU standout is taking it all in stride.
“I’m going to continue to work hard,” said Murray, who wasn’t as sore as expected. “If I rush for 50 yards next week and we win, I’ll be happy.”
Murray, who had 24 carries for 71 yards in the first five games, now ranks 26th in the NFL with 324 yards on 49 carries. The Cowboys, who failed to rush for 100 yards as a team in three of the first five games, now rank 13th in rushing after gaining 294 yards on the ground against the league’s worst run defense.
“It’s just a sign of hopefully things to come,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “That’s not to suggest 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 advantage of it. Now he’s just got to keep taking the next step week to week.”
-- Charean Williams