Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reminded of a certain NFL Hall of Fame running back, when he looks at rookie running back DeMarco Murray. On 105.3 The Fan, Jones states that Murray reminds him of Eric Dickerson, who in 1983, ran for 1,808 yards as a rookie with the Los Angeles Rams.
Jones states in the Dallas Morning News, “He kind of has a glide a little like Dickerson used to. He has a certain smoothness. His glide, he doesn’t lift his feet as much as Dickerson did, but the other thing he reminds me of is he runs with such acceleration and power. He really throws that weight around. You have some backs, 235-pound backs, 240, they don’t run. They run on their toes and they don’t run with power. He’s 220 pounds, 225 pound back who runs with even more power and runs with more impact than his weight.”
Murray looks like a super star in the last three games, totaling 466 yards, but it is way too premature to compare Murray to Dickerson, who’s one of the greatest runners the game of football has ever seen.