DeMarco Murray 29 | Running Back

Dallas Cowboys

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Oct 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Murray (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants. Impact: Murray will be good to go against the Giants, who are surrendering an average of 116 yards per game (18th in the NFL). He proved last week that he can be effective against any defense, but having a good matchup certainly doesn't hurt.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Murray (illness) set an NFL record Sunday by opening the season with his seventh straight 100-yard rushing game. He finished with 28 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown on the ground, while catching the lone pass thrown his way for four yards. Impact: Murray appeared to ding up his ankle in the first half, but it turned out to be nothing, as he once again ran wild and broke Jim Brown's previous record. Not that we'd doubt him to extend the record, but he'll face a strong Washington rush defense in Week 8.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Oct 19, 2014
News: Murray is the first running back in NFL history to start a season with seven straight 100-yard games. He carried 28 times for 128 yards with his seventh TD in a 31-21 win over the Giants. Impact: The NFL rushing leader reached 100 yards on a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter for the Cowboys against the Giants on Sunday. The fourth-year back from Oklahoma was tied with Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who hit the century mark in six straight games to start the 1958 season for Cleveland.(STATS, 5:47pm)
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Murray (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Giants. Impact: Murray's illness is no threat to his Sunday availability, and this is an encouraging matchup for him. The Giants have allowed 4.4 yards per carry so far in 2014, and Murray is looking matchup-proof anyway after pummeling the Seahawks in Seattle to the tune of 146 yards and a touchdown from scrimmage.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Murray (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports. Impact: Murray owners can breath a sigh of relief. The illness that kept him out of practice Wednesday has abated, and the league's leading rusher should be ready to go for Sunday's divisional clash against the Giants, barring any setbacks.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Murray (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: With his presence confirmed at drills, Murray's bout with illness appears to be nearing an end. However, until his level of participation is evident, his standing as he approaches Sunday's divisional showdown with the Giants is unknown. Continue to monitor his status, which should be clarified by weeks end.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 15, 2014
News: Murray didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Murray has now been sick for a few days, meaning it should wane by the end of the week. However, continue to monitor the situation closely to learn if he's able to practice in some capacity this week. The NFL's leading rusher has a particularly juicy matchup on tap this Sunday, as the Giants have allowed the third-most combined yards to running backs this season (1,024 yards through six games, good for 170.7 per contest).(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Murray ran 29 times for 115 yards and a score Sunday versus Seattle, also catching six passes for 31 yards. Impact: Murray has been the best non-quarterback in fantasy thus far with MVP-like numbers. Owners could choose to sell high on Murray if they're hurting at other positions or continue to ride the wave of success.(STATS, 2:04pm)
Oct 12, 2014
News: Murray ran for 115 yards on 29 carries and scored the go-ahead touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 upset win at Seattle. He joins Jim Brown as the only two players in NFL history to open the season with six straight 100-yard games. Impact: It was a brutal matchup for Murray, taking on the league's best rush defense, but he still came up huge, adding six receptions on six targets for 31 yards. He's been a beast this season in general, although the Cowboys would be wise to not wear him down too much. They did spell him a little more Sunday with Joseph Randle, who carried the ball five times for 52 yards. Murray's ball security has been an issue in 2014, and while he fumbled again in this contest the ball fortunately went straight out of bounds rather than into the arms of a Seahawk. He should have even more running lanes in Week 7, when he'll face the Giants at home.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Murray had 136 rushing yards for Dallas on Sunday for his franchise-record fifth straight 100-yard game to start the season. Impact: Murray has been the NFLs' best fantasy back through the first five games while totaling 670 yards and five TDs.(STATS, 08:32am)
DeMarco Murray
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 217  Age: 26
Born: 2/12/1988, Las Vegas, Nevada
College: Oklahoma
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 3
(71th overall by the Cowboys)
Salary: $1,406,000
Injury Status
PROBABLE for Week 7 (illness)