DeMarco Murray: 'It was tough' to run ball

September, 23, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas – DeMarco Murray scored for the first time since last November, snapping a nine-game streak without a touchdown by a Cowboys running back.

And that’s about the only thing that went right for the Dallas running game Sunday.

Murray followed the blocks of Tyron Smith, Miles Austin and Kevin Ogletree around the left end for an 11-yard score in the first quarter, the Cowboys’ lone touchdown of the day. Murray’s other nine carries in the first half covered a grand total of 1 yard.

“We’ve just got to do a better job running the ball,” Murray said. “All day long, it was tough. There wasn’t a lot of creases up there. When there was, there was two really, really bad plays by me. I got tripped up, let a guy arm tackle me. It definitely could have been two home runs for me, and it didn’t happen.”

Murray finished with only 38 yards on 18 carries, losing yardage seven times. Felix Jones lost a yard on his lone carry, bringing his season rushing yardage total back to zero.

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