Dez Bryant and the rest of the Cowboys want DeMarco Murray to break records
“I’m pretty sure it’s not [his goal], because he never talks about it,” receiver Dez Bryant said. “Never talks about it at all. But the other guys around him, we all notice it and think about it. That’s why we practice hard, so we can give him that opportunity to reach that. That’s a big deal.”
Dez is right, it is a big deal. This year Murray has already broken Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown’s record for 100-yard games to start a season with seven. He’s halfway to Barry Sanders’ record of 14 consecutive 100-yard games.
Emmitt Smith’s franchise record for rushing yards in a season (1,773 yards) is well within the sights of Murray, who has gained 913 yards through seven games. He’s on pace for 2,087 yards, so he could challenge Eric Dickerson’s NFL record of 2,105 yards.