Sooners in the NFL: Dallas Cowboys’ DeMarco Murray races in to the record books


This weekend wasn’t a great one for Sooner fans considering the loss to Kansas State, but they can maybe take what DeMarco Murray is doing as a consolation.

The former Oklahoma Sooners running back and current Dallas Cowboys star rushed for 128 yards on 28 carries Sunday, which gives him at least 100 rushing yards in each of the first seven games of the season—a new NFL record.

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Murray’s record breaks the one set by Jim Brown in 1958, when he opened with 100+ rushing yards in the first six games of the season.

It’s an impressive mark, maybe one no one thought could be broken. However, DeMarco Murray is rolling right now.

However, he’s not taking all the credit for the accomplishment.

“I think we did this as a group,” Murray said via “So it’s hard for me to accept this individually, and I definitely wish those guys [the offensive line] were here. But they’re a huge part of this, [along with] the tight ends, the receivers, the entire coaching staff. I’m blessed to be mentioned with that, but there’s a lot of hard work that needs to be done. It’s a long season.”

DeMarco’s numbers have been outstanding, and you can bet fantasy owners are loving him. He’s on pace to rush for 2,000+ yards this season and he would need 2,105 yards to tie the NFL single-season record for most rushing yards set by Eric Dickerson.

The Dallas Cowboys boast a 6-1 record now, which is a league-best at the moment.

Dallas is turning out to be a competitive team this season, and it helps when you have a guy like DeMarco Murray who is peaking at all the right times.

Murray has a total of 913 rushing yards this year. In college he never rushed for less than 705 yards in a season, and reached the 1,000 yard mark twice.

DeMarco Murray’s success is one most Sooner fans can enjoy, unless you happen to cheer for one of the teams Murray is ripping apart.

The former Oklahoma Sooner standout will look to extend his improbable streak next week when the Dallas Cowboys face Washington on Monday Night Football.