What the fullback means to DeMarco Murray

IRVING -- With Tony Fiammetta out for Sunday's game at Washington, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will be minus one of his trusted blockers.

Fiammetta is athletic enough to get in front of linemen, linebackers and defensive backs on a consistent basis and contain them until the running back scoots by.

"He's kinda like the cleanup guy," Murray said. "He makes his blocks. If there's any trash he’ll clean it up and get on to his block. He's a smart guy, he knows the game really well."

Murray has used a fullback in high school and in his last year at Oklahoma so he likes having one lead for him because it gives him time to find holes.

"Huge, he’s been very, very important factor in the running game," Murray said. "He's a great player, a great person and he’s definitely a vital part of our success."