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Demarco Murray is a difference maker

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Gryphon, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    I still can't figure out how he converted that third down. Dude was falling down a good five or six yards short of converting. I realize it was only a third-down conversion, but it was one of the most athletic plays I've seen in some time.
  2. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    Murray did have a tough game but when we needed plays to be made to get drives going or in the final drive to get critical first downs and run out the clock before the FG it was all Murray. That last drive was pretty much all about DM. We haven't had a bad that is that good in clutch situations since 22. We've had some good backs and some that did make big plays late in games. Specifically Marion Barber. But I don't think Barber was the home run threat DM can be.
  3. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    We've actually been one of the best short-yardage rushing teams this season, no matter who has run it (other than Tanner). Murray has converted 7 of 8 on third-and-2 or less, Felix has converted 4 of 5 and Dunbar has converted his only attempt. Tanner did not convert his only attempt. As a team, we're 12 out of 15 and had another conversion wiped out by a holding penalty.

    Only three teams have been better on third-and-short this season.
  4. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

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    its clear that garrett trusts Murray and doesn't trust Jones. 21 carries shows the willingness to run, which forces the defense to respect it and opens up the passing game.
  5. Nexx

    Nexx Well-Known Member

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    this is why its been so maddening when they throw on third an 1.
  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps the threat of a pass on third-and-short helps the run in these situations.

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