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DeMarco Murray plays like first-rounder

Cowboys running back remains humble despite setting franchise records in first season

Updated: November 9, 2011, 12:09 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Jerry Jones routinely requests that his old buddy Barry Switzer studies college running backs, heavily weighing the former coach's opinions on the position while building the Dallas Cowboys' draft board.

Switzer didn't need to watch a single play from the film the Cowboys sent last offseason to strongly recommend Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray.

"The first time I ever saw him run the football, I knew the guy was special," said Switzer, who remains a legendary fixture around ...

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