Dallas Cowboys rookie running back DeMarco Murray has been on an absolute tear the past three weeks. In his three starts, Murray has totaled 511 yards and a touchdown. 466 of those yards have come on the ground. The Cowboys have gone 2-1 during that stretch. Murray’s impressive start has Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinking of a Hall of Fame running back.
“He kind of has a glide a little like [Eric] Dickerson,” Jones said. “He has a certain smoothness. His glide, he doesn’t lift his feet as much as Dickerson did, but the other thing he reminds me of is he’s running with such acceleration and power.”
At this point, it would be absolutely insane for head coach Jason Garrett to not name Murray the starter over veteran Felix Jones, who has failed to impress during his time in the NFL. Murray has the big play ability of Jones, but he has actually been able to translate that ability into on-field production. If Garrett has any brain cells, Murray will be the team’s starter for the rest of the season.