- Rivers McCown, Football Outsiders
The Cowboys were able to bull over the St. Louis Rams in a surprising 31-7 rout Sunday, behind a huge statistical game from running back DeMarco Murray, who rushed for 175 yards on 26 carries. It notched a second win for the Cowboys to put them alone in first place in the NFC East, and with assumed front-runners Washington and New York both starting the season 0-3, it presumably puts them in the driver's seat in the division.
"The offensive line did a great job," Murray told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Murray is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome: This was a decent, not excellent, job by the line. But after so many games with 10-15 carries and 50 yards, even competent blocking begins to look great.
The reality is that Murray is a good back -- it's the dysfunctional Dallas offensive line that has consistently short-circuited his on-field value.
Rivers McCown examines the Dallas Cowboys' rushing attack and explains why the offensive line is holding back DeMarco Murray.