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DeMarco Murray humbled by rushing achievement

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DeMarco Murray (hand, illness) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. If the Cowboys' running back suits up for the regular-season finale, it will mark the first time Murray appears in 16 games in his four-year career.

Murray needs just 29 yards to surpass Emmitt Smith's franchise single-season rushing record of 1,773 yards, set in 1995.

"It's definitely a humbling experience," Murray said, via ESPN's Todd Archer. "I think we all have a piece of that in the O-line, coaches, receivers, tight ends, fullbacks, and think we all have a piece of that and whenever you get to have the chance to do something special like that, you want to share it and share it with the guys on this team and the people in this organization. So it definitely will mean a lot to us."

Through 15 games, Murray has set career highs with 373 carries, 1,745 yards, 12 touchdowns and hasn't missed a game -- even after undergoing hand surgery last week.

The soon-to-be free agent said getting the Cowboys record will be great, but he's more focused on getting to where Smith went multiple times: the Super Bowl.

"Obviously he's the best running back to play in the league, and records are meant to be broken," Murray said. "And I'm sure this one will be broken sometime soon, whoever else comes along. That's what they're for and you've got to cherish the moment and move on and really know what's important and that's obviously winning games."

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