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DeMarco Murray Putting Up Hall Of Fame Caliber Numbers

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Oct 01, 2014



The Dallas Cowboys are tied for first place in the NFC East with a 3-1 record and rank first in the NFL averaging 165 rushing yards per game.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray leads the NFL in rushing with 534 yards and five touchdown runs.

Murray has rushed for at least 100 yards and a touchdown in each of the team’s first four games and is one of only four players in NFL history to accomplish the feat. The other three – Jim BrownO.J. Simpson and Emmitt Smith – are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The longest start-of-season streaks in NFL history with at least 100 rushing yards and a touchdown run:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

YEAR

STREAK

Jim Brown

Cleveland

1958

6

O.J. Simpson

Buffalo

1975

5

Emmitt Smith

Dallas

1995

4

DeMarco Murray

Dallas

2014

 4*

                                                    *Active streak

 A look at the game-by-game rushing totals for each of the four players during their streaks:

 

JIM BROWN (1958)

 

O.J. SIMPSON (1975)

GAME

OPPONENT

YARDS

TDs

 

GAME

OPPONENT

YARDS

TDs

1

at LA Rams

171

2

 

1

NYJ

173

2

2

at Pit

129

3

 

2

at Pit

227

1

3

Chi Cards

182

3

 

3

Den

138

1

4

Pit

153

1

 

4

at Bal

159

1

5

at Chi Cards

180

4

 

5

NYG

126

1

6

NYG

113

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMMITT SMITH (1995)

 

DE MARCO MURRAY (2014)

GAME

OPPONENT

YARDS

TDs

 

GAME

OPPONENT

YARDS

TDs

1

at NYG

163

4

 

1

SF

118

1

2

Den

114

1

 

2

at Ten

167

1

3

at Min

150

2

 

3

at StL

100

1

4

Az

116

2

 

4

NO

149

2

 

This Sunday against the Houston Texans, Murray will attempt to pass Smith – the NFL’s all-time leading career rusher – and join Brown and Simpson as the only players to start a season with a streak of five games with at least 100 rushing yards and a touchdown run. 

 

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