But Murray had eight touches for 32 yards on the Cowboys’ game-winning, 13-play, 50-yard drive.
“He’s a good player,” Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said of Murray. “…You have a guy who can win one-on-one matchups in different avenues, whether it’s in the run game or the pass game. He definitely helped us today.”
Murray’s biggest contribution came on third-and-five from the Cincinnati 30, with the Bengals out of timeouts and the clock running. If Dallas hadn’t gained another yard, Dan Bailey’s field-goal attempt would have been from 48 yards, and the Bengals would have gotten the ball back.
Instead, Murray got 6 yards on a run around right end, allowing the Cowboys to run down the clock before Bailey made his 40-yard attempt on the game’s final play.
"I was just trying to get the first down," Murray said. "There was good blocking. ...I felt if I could get a little closer, Dan [Bailey] was going to put it through for us. And that’s what happened."
-- Charean Williams