DeMarco Murray Running Toward History

Photo by Tim Heitman | USA TODAY Sports

Photo by Tim Heitman | USA TODAY Sports

1,054: Total rushing yards for Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, a Bishop Gorman High School alum. It’s the highest total through eight games in NFL history.

766: Total rushing yards for Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who ranks second to Murray this season.

206: Total carries for Murray, who leads the league (Foster is second with 146).

217: Total carries for Murray last season, his career high.

8: Number of times Murray has rushed for at least 100 yards in a game this year. He’s the only running back in NFL history to start a season with eight consecutive 100-yard rushing games. (Hall of Famer Jim Brown held the previous record of six).

2,108: Murray’s projected season-ending rushing total, which would break Eric Dickerson’s single-season record of 2,105, set in 1984.

0: Number of times Murray, now in his fourth NFL season, has played in all 16 games.

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