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DeMarco Murray

27-Year-Old Running Back – Dallas Cowboys

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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392

Yds

1845

TD

13

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416

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

The good news: Murray had his healthiest NFL campaign last year, setting career highs in practically every rushing and receiving category while posting the highest YPC (5.2) in the league among player...

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2014 ADP:  18.61

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Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 219   DOB: 2/12/1988  College: Oklahoma  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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DeMarco Murray Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal worth $2.97 million with the Cowboys in July of 2011.

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Murray (hand) rushed for 123 yards on 25 carries with a TD and lost fumble in Sunday's 26-21 playoff loss to the Packers.

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DeMarco Murray NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 23 Dal 13 164 897 2 5.5 8 3 3 1 1 26 183 7.0 0 35 36 0 0 0 1 0
2012 24 Dal 10 161 663 4 4.1 5 1 1 0 0 35 251 7.2 0 42 0 0 0 0 3 2
2013 25 Dal 14 217 1121 9 5.2 8 3 3 1 0 53 350 6.6 1 66 0 0 0 0 3 1
2014 26 Dal 16 392 1845 13 4.7 15 3 12 2 0 57 416 7.3 0 64 0 0 0 0 5 5
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeMarco Murray Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 23 Dal 13 9.2 11.2 10.2 13 69 20 8 4 2 14 5.2 4 2 1
2012 24 Dal 10 11.5 15.0 13.3 16 66 18 8 5 4 25 6.0 3 0 0
2013 25 Dal 14 14.8 18.6 16.7 16 80 39 21 15 4 25 5.3 7 1 0
2014 26 Dal 16 19.0 22.6 20.8 25 115 58 28 12 4 26 6.5 4 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeMarco Murray – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

729

Offensive Snaps in 2014

DeMarco Murray was on the field for 729 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

DeMarco Murray was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 471 0
2013 610 0
2014 729 1
DeMarco Murray 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 SF 61 0 22 118 1 5.4 0 0 3 25 8.3 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
2 @Ten 56 0 29 167 1 5.8 1 0 1 6 6.0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
3 @StL 44 1 24 100 1 4.2 2 1 4 31 7.8 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
4 NO 50 0 24 149 2 6.2 2 0 1 6 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
5 Hou 67 0 31 136 0 4.4 0 0 6 56 9.3 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0
6 @Sea 0 0 28 115 1 4.1 1 0 6 31 5.2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0
7 NYG 44 0 28 128 1 4.6 1 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 Was 43 0 19 141 0 7.4 1 1 4 80 20.0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 Ari 43 0 19 79 0 4.2 0 0 4 11 2.8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Jax 36 0 19 100 0 5.3 2 0 6 31 5.2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYG 51 0 24 121 0 5.0 0 0 2 22 11.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 Phi 48 0 20 73 1 3.7 0 0 6 40 6.7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 0 0
14 @Chi 58 0 32 179 1 5.6 3 1 9 49 5.4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 1 1 0 0
15 @Phi 57 0 31 81 2 2.6 1 0 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 3 0 0 0
16 Ind 31 0 22 58 1 2.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 0
17 @Was 40 0 20 100 1 5.0 1 0 3 21 7.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
Playoffs Det 0 0 19 75 1 3.9 0 0 3 22 7.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @GB 0 0 25 123 1 4.9 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for DeMarco Murray  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   219 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.37 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.28 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   32.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
AVERAGE
Broad Jump:   130 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   21 reps
GOOD
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DeMarco Murray: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Murray (hand) took 19 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 22 yards on four targets, in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Lions.

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Murray (hand) had 20 carries for 100 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches on three targets for 21 receiving yards during Sunday's win over Washington.

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Murray (hand/illness) is active for Sunday's game at Washington, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Nearly two weeks removed from breaking a bone in his left hand, Murray is ready to roll with a potential franchise record on the line. He needs only 29 yards to surpass the 1,773 posted by Emmitt Smith in 1995, which is quite attainable against a Washington defense that has allowed 4.1 YPC to running backs in the last four contests. However, even though coach Jason Garrett has relayed that he won't rest his starters, the Cowboys have a slim chance of improving their current standing as the No. 3 seed in the NFC, meaning Murray may not play the entirety of the season finale.
Murray (hand/illness) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Murray (hand) is expected to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday's session with an illness, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

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Murray's absence from Thursday's practice clouded his status a bit, but he practiced fully Wednesday, so it seems he should be good to go for Week 17 as long as he can avoid any setbacks Friday.
Murray (hand) won't practice Thursday due to an illness, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

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Murray is likely getting the illness out of the way well in advance of Sunday's game at Washington. However, a bit of kindling has been thrown into the fire, meaning owners should watch his health with a keen eye as the weekend approaches.
Murray (hand) practiced in full Wednesday, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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On course to suit up Sunday at Washington, Murray's healing left hand will nonetheless include stitches until sometime next week. In the meantime, he'll don a padded glove in order to contend with any discomfort felt, but his upcoming matchup isn't exactly friendly (3.8 YPC and three touchdowns to running backs in the past five contests). However, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Murray requires just 29 yards to pass Emmitt Smith (1,773 yards in 1995) for the single-season mark in Cowboys lore, which is certainly attainable.
Murray (hand) took part in practice Wednesday, when he handled the initial snaps with the first team in warmups, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Murray (hand) had 22 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's lopsided win over the Colts.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Murray was derailed by injuries again last year, missing six games with a sprained foot. He's battled various maladies since his college days at Oklahoma and has now missed nine games in two NFL seasons – and missed most of May minicamp with a hamstring injury. If Murray could stay healthy for a full season, the versatile back has the skills – a powerful, slashing running style, great speed (4.41 40) and good hands out of the backfield (35 receptions on 42 targets) – to be one of the position's top producers. His environment could use some improvement, however – the Cowboys had a below-average offensive line last season, and the defense often forced the team to play from behind. Moreover, Murray saw only eight carries from inside the 10 (33rd) and five from inside the five (T-29th). Heading into 2013, Murray has the starting job all to himself – Felix Jones is in Philadelphia, leaving only rookie Joseph Randle as the primary backup.

2012

Murray had an impressive rookie campaign, including a signature performance in Week 7, when he ran for 253 yards (the ninth most by anyone in NFL history and the second most by a rookie ever) against the Rams, including a season-high 91-yard touchdown run on his first carry of the game. Murray had totaled just 25 carries up until then, so he took full advantage of his first real opportunity. It started a six-game stretch in which he totaled a whopping 915 yards before his season ended due to a broken right ankle in Week 14. Murray finished with just two touchdowns, but he got an impressive 5.5 YPC and established himself as the team’s lead back over Felix Jones, who continues to prove he works best in a change-of-pace role. Murray is something of a risk, being so unproven and coming off a serious injury, but he’s displayed explosiveness and is in what projects to be a potent offense, with Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten as weapons. As the lead back who’s a dangerous receiver and the team’s best option at the goal line, Murray has a lot of upside.

2011

The Cowboys used their third-round pick to select Murray, who should immediately compete with Tashard Choice to back up Felix Jones. Murray ran an impressive 4.41 40 at the Combine, and his selection ended Marion Barber’s career in Dallas. Murray’s collegiate stats didn’t overwhelm at Oklahoma, but he could make an impact as a rookie if Felix Jones were to get hurt or show no improvement over his performance last season. The most likely outcome is a shared backfield in Dallas, and it may even become a three-headed monster, effectively ruining every back’s fantasy value.