The recent spectacular stretch of play by Dallas Cowboys rookie running back DeMarco Murray continued Sunday as he rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys 44-7 demolition of the Buffalo Bills. Through four games as starting running back, Murray has rushed for 601 yards and two touchdowns, while hauling in 11 catches for 81 yards. He has been everything the Cowboys want in a running back.
Prior to Murray's elevation in the starting role, running back Felix Jones had struggled through his first five games of the season. Prior to the game in which Jones suffered his high ankle sprain, he had rushed 241 yards over four games. Murray has outperformed him against both good and bad competition.
When Jones' ankle finally heals, it will be rather interesting to see how the Cowboys elect to split the carries, if they split them at all. Jones was the starter entering the season but it doesn't seem like you can just bench Murray. In reality, Murray would seem to be the starter as long as he keeps playing well, with Felix Jones operating as the change of pace back for now. The Cowboys will have a decision to make as soon as the next week or two.