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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The only drama at the end of this one was whether rookie DeMarco Murray would set the Dallas Cowboys franchise rushing record, a remarkable feat considering its gone from Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett to NFL rushing king Emmitt Smith. Murray indeed pulled it off, running through a shoddy St. Louis Rams defence for 253 yards, including an early 91-yard touchdown that got the Cowboys started toward a 34-7 victory on Sunday. Murray ran for the most yards in the NFL this season and the ninth-most in league history. His touchdown was the second-longest run in team history, topped only by the NFL-record 99-yarder by Dorsett in January 1983. He also had the most yards ever against the Rams, replacing Jim Brown on that list. "I never thought in a million years that Id ever have a day like this," Murray said. "This is what Ive been working hard for since my Pop Warner days." As impressive as Murrays performance was, it came against the Rams, who fell to 0-6 and came in with the NFLs worst defence against the run. They had allowed 163 yards per game, more than two first downs more anyone else. The holes were so plentiful that when Murray took himself out to catch his breath in the fourth quarter, fourth-stringer Phillip Tanner finished that drive with 35 yards on the first four carries of his career, capping it with a six-yard TD run. St. Louis wasnt even able to exploit a line featuring a starting left guard who was unemployed as of Monday. "Its easy to run the ball when youre not making tackles," Rams safety Quintin Mikell. "When youre not getting guys on the ground, theres not much you can do." For Dallas (3-3), the real satisfaction was ending a two-game losing skid and emphatically breaking a stretch of 11 straight games decided by four points or less. "It was the first one where we could take a knee to win," receiver Miles Austin said. "Its a good feeling." The Cowboys never trailed and left no reason for team owner Jerry Jones to criticize coach Jason Garretts play-calling -- except maybe to wonder why Murray didnt have a bigger role in the offence until this game. Get this: Murray didnt even start against the Rams. With lead back Felix Jones out with a high ankle sprain, Tashard Choice trotted out first. The plan was for him to share the load with Murray, a third-round pick whose development was slowed because he missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. It took all of one carry for Murray to become the main option. On a first-and-19 from the Dallas nine-yard line, Murray went through a giant hole on the left side, cut through an attempted ankle tackle, then outran Mikell. It was a heck of a way to score the first touchdown of his career, and it more than doubled his career rushing total of 71 coming into the game. Murray had 187 yards through three quarters, and the Cowboys were up 20-7. Because they wanted to run to protect the lead, it was clear that Murray would get a shot at Smiths club record of 237 yards set Oct. 31, 1993, at Philadelphia. Murray followed with a 43-yard run that couldve gone for a 73-yard touchdown had he not run out of gas along the way. He finished it two yards shy of Smiths mark. "I just wanted to get down and protect the ball," he said. The record fell on his next try, an eight-yard run. He finished with 25 carries and an average of 10.1 yards. Dallas ran for 294 yards overall, spiking a season average of 84.8 that had been among the leagues worst. For the local fans, it was a terrific start to a baseball-football doubleheader between teams from Dallas-Fort Worth and St. Louis. Game 4 of the World Series began just down the street less than an hour after this game ended. Josh Hamilton of the Rangers and Lance Berkman of the Cardinals showed up in uniform as honorary captains for the pregame coin toss. The Rams were the perfect foe for the Cowboys to cure all that ailed them. In addition to their trouble stopping the run, they were without quarterback Sam Bradford (high ankle sprain) and were averaging the fewest points in the league even with him. A.J. Feeley made his first start since 2007 and was 20 of 33 for 196 yards with one interception and one sack. But the offence gained only four yards in the third quarter, and had only two good drives. The first ended in a six-yard touchdown run by Steven Jackson that got St. Louis within 14-7. The other ended with a fourth-and-goal from the 1 that was stuffed in the final minutes. "We couldnt get any rhythm and left the defence on the field entirely too long," Jackson said. "For whatever reason, this keeps being the same old story." Jackson finished with 70 yards, 46 coming on the touchdown drive. Brandon Lloyd caught six passes for 74 yards in his St. Louis debut. He was acquired from Denver earlier this week. St. Louis also saw right tackle Jason Smith and backup defensive tackle Darell Scott carted off. Both were taken to a hospital for evaluation and were expected to fly home with the team. Smith, a Dallas native, had a strained neck; Scotts injury was called a blow to the head. Dallas Tony Romo was 14 of 24 for 166 yards, with two touchdowns. He didnt have to throw much because the running game was doing so well. However, he hit Dez Bryant for four passes and a touchdown in the second half, which was significant because theyd hooked up for only two catches after halftime all season. Romos other TD throw went to Jason Witten. Notes: Dallas rookie kicker Dan Bailey made two field goals, including a career-best 51-yarder, giving him 16 in a row. ... Brown had 237 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in 1957. ... Murrays 91-yarder also was the longest against the Rams. ... Both teams came in with a single rushing TD. Only Kansas City had less. ... 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Moulson left late in the third period of Thursdays 3-2 win in Phoenix with an undisclosed injury, which the club revealed on Friday was an upper-body issue. Nike Air Max 2015 Feather Skor Herr . -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a case for saving coach Greg Schianos job with a strong second-half turnaround. Nike Air Max 90 Herr Rea . The German canoeist says she is suffering from a heart muscle inflammation and has been told by doctors that she cannot compete.Winnipeg Jets 4 Vancouver Canucks 3 (Jets 26-25-5, home 14-11-4) Winnipeg Jets made it seven wins in their last nine games with the win and for now move to within six points of the Canucks, who hold down the final playoff spot. The Jets jumped into a quick 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Zach Bogosian (3rd) and Devin Setoguchi (9th) 1:05 apart. Toby Enstrom and Andrew Ladd drew assists on the Bogosian goal, a point shot that seemed to dip and get by former Moose goaltender Eddie Lack. It was only the third time in the last nine games the Jets scored first. A great pass by Dustin Byfuglien led to the Setoguchi goal, with Mark Scheifele also assisting. Scheifele now has 12 points in his last 12 games. The Canucks got a power play goal from Alex Edler to make it a 2-1 score after the first, the Jets outshooting Vancouver 15-7. The Canucks tied the game at 4:48 of the second with an unassisted goal, but less than two minutes later the Jets had the lead back on Michael Froliks 11th of the year. Ladd with his second assist of the game and Bryan Little were also in on the goal. Shots on goal in the second were 13-10 Jets. Lack was the star of the second with at least four outstanding saves, two off Scheifele on great feeds from Blake Wheeler. The Canucks played with desperation in the third and dominated the early going, but it was now Ondrej Pavelec coming up with some big saves to keep the Jets in front. At 11:50 Jason Garrison with a bomb from the point scored his 6th of the season to tie the game, setting the stage for Setoguchi to geet the winner.dddddddddddd He fired a low shot to the far corner from the right side for his second of the game and 10th of the year. It was a great set up by Jacob Trouba who picked up his eighth point in the last eight games. Setoguchi becomes the ninth Jet to hit double digits in goals, tying the Jets for the NHL lead in that category. It was Pavelecs 10th start in the last 11 games and he upped his record to 6-2 in the last eight. Final shots were 34-26. In the game against Nashville Predators on Tuesday, Setoguchi took a costly penalty, in this game he scored the winner. "Really happy for him, its been a tough stretch of games and I always want to have those players have an opportunity to respond for their teammates." said Coach Paul Maurice. The Jets passing was very sharp in the first half of the game. "For 30 minutes we had better looks than in any other game weve played. Had great chances." On the Canucks chances. "What were trying to do will come back and bite us sometimes but were going to stick with it. Theres going to be parts of the game they are going to control, we just have to manage it. Our compete level is high, our resiliency is really good." For the third straight game Bogosian led the Jets in ice time, Frolik led in shots on goal with five. Trouba was a plus two and leads the team at plus 10. Jets again were over 30 hits with Byfuglien leading the way with six. It was the Jets final home game before the Olympic break, as they prepare for a four game road trip starting in Montreal Sunday afternoon (TSN 1290). wholesale jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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