DeMarco Murray breaks Cowboys single-season rushing record

Sunday December 28th, 2014

Running back DeMarco Murray broke the Dallas Cowboys' single-season rushing record against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Murray entered the day 29 yards shy of breaking Emmitt Smith's franchise record of 1,773 yards, which was set in 1995. He broke Smith's record in the first quarter on a 32-yard run.

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"I couldn’t be happier for him. He is very deserving of this recognition," said Smith in a press release after Murray broke his record. "This is something that I know DeMarco will share with the whole team, because he knows that they all had a hand in his success."

Murray, 26, entered Sunday as the NFL leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and rushing yards per game. He has played every game this season despite breaking his hand earlier this month and undergoing surgery.

Wide receiver Dez Bryant also broke a Dallas franchise record in the first quarter. His second touchdown catch of the day was his 16th on the season, breaking Terrell Owens' Cowboys record for single-season touchdown receptions. 

- Molly Geary


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