DeMarco Murray's record rush streak ends vs. Cards


DeMarco Murray made NFL history by becoming the first player to open a season with eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games. That streak came to an end in Sunday's 28-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

With Brandon Weeden struggling to move the Dallas offense through the air, Murray was greeted with a stacked box all afternoon. He finished with 79 yards on 19 carries, a significant drop from the 131.8 yards per game he averaged in the first half of the season.

After the loss, Murray was asked what the NFL record means to him.

"Nothing," he replied, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Just worry about winning, and we didn't get that done today."

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones expected more from the running game, even with Tony Romo inactive with a back injury.

"That's not disrespectful of the Cardinals," Jones said. "It's just we've gotten used to being pretty efficient there. So I didn't have any problem understanding why we were having a tough time running it, because they had it loaded up. But still, I knew that we needed to be persistent, but we also had to hit some big plays."

Consider this a reminder of how vital Tony Romo is to the Cowboys' operation. It also gives you an idea why Jones is already confident Romo will be ready to make his return in Week 10.

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