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Thursday
Mar122015

DeMarco Murray to Sign With Eagles

NFL via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The NFL's leading rusher in 2014, DeMarco Murray, is set to join the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN Insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

Murray is expected to sign a five-year, $42 million deal, including $21 million guaranteed.  

The Cowboys, now Murray's former team, were believed to have offered him a contract worth approximately $6 million per year on average, according to sources who spoke to ESPN's Ed Werder. Murray told teams this week he was seeking $8-10 million annually with $20-25 million guaranteed.  

Werder's source said the Eagles' final offer was "considerably ahead of the Cowboys' on all fronts," including guaranteed money, average salary and incentives.

Murray had 1,845 rushing yards on 392 attempts in 2014, both of which led the NFL.


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Sunday
Jan042015

Tony Romo Rallies Cowboys to a 24-20 Win over Detroit

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Tony Romo came through when it counted late in the fourth quarter and hit Terrance Williams with a eight-yard touchdown strike to rally the Cowboys back to a 24-20 win over the Lions in the wild card round on Sunday.

Romo finished the game with 293 yards and two touchdown passes to Williams, the first was a 76-yard bomb in the second quarter.

DeMarco Murray pulled Dallas within seven with a touchdown run in the third quarter, which set up the go-ahead pass to Williams with 2:32 left in the fourth quarter.

Romo's winning drive came after officials reversed a pass interference penalty against the Cowboys, the Lions then punted the ball.

"You just have to stay in the moment and understand the game," Romo said. "It doesn't end after the first quarter, second quarter. You just have to keep calm. I've played enough games to understand that. Maybe I didn't do that as well when I was younger."

The Cowboys defense did the rest and sacked Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who fumbled and Demarcus Lawrence recovered it to seal the deal for Detroit.

The Green Bay Packers will host Dallas next weekend.

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Friday
Dec192014

DeMarco Murray Will 'Probably' Make Decision if He Plays Sunday

NFL via Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray says he will "probably" make the decision whether he plays Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Murray, who had surgery Monday night on his broken left hand, was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday. He's been wearing a hard plastic shell on top of his glove for protection.

"I'm a very competitive person and I want to help this team out as much I can, so whatever that portrays me doing Sunday, then we'll see," Murray said. "But I've had two good days, and we'll see how it goes."

The Cowboys (10-4) currently lead the NFC East by a game over the Philadelphia Eagles (9-5).

Murray has rushed for an NFL best 1,687 yards this season. His absence would be felt even more in Dallas' game Sunday against the Colts, which has allowed the 16th most rushing yards per game in the NFL.


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Tuesday
Dec162014

NFL Injury Update: Foles Ruled Out, Murray Has Surgery

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the hotly-contested NFC East, both the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles got injury updates on star players Monday. The immediate future of both DeMarco Murray and Nick Foles are up in the air as the two teams head into the final two weeks of the year.

Murray, who fractured his left hand in Sunday's win over Philadelphia, had surgery Monday to repair the break. The Cowboys have not yet ruled the running back out for this weekend's matchup with Indianapolis.

"The biggest question we have to ask ourselves is, is he functional to do his job?" said head coach Jason Garrett. "Can he hold the football? Can he carry it under duress? Can he block? Can he do the things necessary to play the position?"

The NFL's leading rusher, Murray has carried the ball 351 times for 1,687 yards. He is 87 yards shy of eclipsing Emmitt Smith's franchise record of 1,773 yards set in 1995.

The Eagles announced Monday that quarterback Nick Foles is not yet ready to return to the field.

Head coach Chip Kelly says the broken collarbone is healing, but not enough to handle football contact.

"The bone is not healed," Kelly added. "He'll start throwing a little bit more, but he's out for right now. He's not cleared and will not play this week. Until he gets fully healed, he's not going to be able to play with it. We think he'll be able to throw a little more this week, but we can't have anyone near him with contact."

Foles has missed the last six games in which Philadelphia has gone 3-3 with Mark Sanchez at the helm. In the previous eight games he started, Foles threw 13 touchdowns and racked up 1,752 yards. Philadelphia is set to visit Washington on Saturday.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Eagles Rout the Cowboys, 33-10 

Rob Carr via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- In a game between two of the top teams in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles proved to be better on Thanksgiving as they easily defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 33-10.

The Eagles struck first in the game as quarterback Mark Sanchez commanded the team to a 7-0 lead in their first possession in furious fashion, and never looked back.

Sanchez completed 20 of 29 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown through the air while adding another on the ground. It was his first game of the season without a turnover.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had arguably his best game of the season on Thursday, as he carried the ball 25 times for 159 yards and a touchdown.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and running back DeMarco Murray each failed to get into a rhythm during the game. Romo completed 18 of 29 yards for 199 yards and two interceptions. He snapped his streak of 38 straight games with at least one TD pass.

Murray was held to a season-low 73 yards.

With the win, the Eagles now sit at 9-3 on the season and hold sole possession of first place in the NFC East over the Cowboys, who fell to 8-4 with the loss.


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Sunday
Oct192014

Murray Breaks Record as Cowboys Beat Giants 31-21

NFL via Getty Images(DALLAS) -- DeMarco Murray continues to lead the charge for Dallas as he rushed for his seventh straight 100-yard game Sunday in the Cowboys' 31-21 victory over the New York Giants.

In doing so, Murray broke Jim Brown's 56-year-old record of starting a season with six straight 100-yard games.

The Cowboys continue to showcase a balanced offense that they have lacked in recent years.

Tony Romo tossed three touchdowns on 279 yards passing, completing 17 of 23 passes. Second-year tight end Gavin Escobar reeled in two of Romo's touchdown passes. Dez Bryant is still a man on fire as he racked up 151 yards receiving.

After a scare in the second quarter in which Murray appeared to injure his ankle, he finished the day with 128 yards and one touchdown. 

Eli Manning put forth a valiant effort but it would not be enough.  Manning threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. continues to live up to his first round draft status as he hauled in two of Manning's touchdowns.

The Dallas Cowboys are now at 6-1 and host the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football next week.


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Sunday
Oct122014

Cowboys Quiet 12th Man, Beat Seahawks, 30-23

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Dallas Cowboys (5-1) knocked off the defending champion Seattle Seahawks (3-2) in front of the 12th man in Seattle on Sunday.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray's 15-yard rushing touchdown with 3:16 left in the fourth quarter gave his team a 26-23 lead and Dan Bailey's field goal late pushed the lead to seven, which set the stage for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Wilson's last throw intended for Luke Wilson was picked off by Rolando McClain to put the Cowboys' win in the books.

Tony Romo passed for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and Murray rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

The Cowboys defense held Wilson and the Seahawks offense to 80 rushing yards, 126 passing yards, and a Wilson rushing touchdown.


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Monday
Sep292014

Cowboys Cruise Past New Orleans

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Tony Romo threw for three touchdown passes while DeMarco Murray rushed for two more as the Dallas Cowboys dominated New Orleans, winning 38-17 on Sunday night. The Cowboys (3-1) led 24-0 at halftime and maintained their double-digit lead throughout.

"That was very important for us to see what kind of team we were going to be," said Romo who ended his day with 262 passing yards as well. "We kind of knew but it's nice to go against a team...that is still a really good football team."

Dallas began the scoring when Romo found Terrance Williams from six yards out in the first quarter. The two later connected with 19 seconds left in the half, upping the advantage to 24-0. While Romo was lighting it up in the air, Murray led a dominant rushing attack on the ground. The running back totalled 149 yards, his fourth 100-yard game of the year, as the Cowboys racked up 445 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, the Saints (1-3) offense was held in check all night. Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 340 yards but was unable to lead a scoring drive until the third quarter when New Orleans settled for a Shayne Graham field goal. They would close the gap to 31-17, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but Dallas' defense held strong and prevented any thought of a comeback.


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Monday
Jan272014

Team Rice Wins the Pro Bowl 22-21 

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(HONOLULU) --  Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds remaining and Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert dove into the end zone for a two-point conversion to give team Rice a 22-21 victory over team Sanders in Sunday's Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Hall-of-Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders selected the teams earlier in the week in a new draft format meant to improve the annual game. 

Rice's team rallied after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles hit Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron for a touchdown to give Sanders a 21-14 lead.

The touchdowns scored by Cameron and Murray were the only scores in the second half.  The two teams combined for eight turnovers in what was the lowest scoring Pro Bowl since 2006.

"It was crazy, but we had fun with it," Browns receiver Josh Gordon said. "I loved it and enjoyed it."

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed a 67-yard field goal on the game's final play.

Foles was named the game's offensive MVP in a losing effort, while Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson took home defensive MVP honors.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

McCown Leads Bears Past Cowboys

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown threw for 348 yards, four touchdowns and ran for another as the Bears ripped the Dallas Cowboys 45-28, Monday night.

The score was actually tied 14-14 with less than two minutes to play in the first half, but the Bears proceeded to score 28 unanswered points to blow the Cowboys away.

The game was played in extreme cold, with the temperature sitting in single digits. Cold weather like that might be a problem for a team from Dallas, but Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wasn't buying that.

"I thought we handled the weather well to be honest with you," Garrett said to the media after the game. "The field was good. It was cold but it seemed everyone handled the ball pretty well."

Too bad for the Cowboys the Bears handled it better.

The Bears gained 497 total yards of offense and put up their highest point total of the season.

Much of that had to do with McCown.

McCown has started the last four weeks in place of Jay Cutler, who is nursing a high ankle sprain. During that time the Bears are 2-2 with wins over Baltimore and now Dallas.

"He's comfortable out there," Bears running back Matt Forte said of McCown. "No game is too big for him. I'm proud of Josh and he's doing a great job."

So is Chicago (7-6), which is now tied atop the NFC North with Detroit. Meanwhile Dallas (7-6), sits a game behind Philadelphia for first in the NFC East.

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