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Cowboys Record-Setting RB Retires From NFL


Former Cowboys running DeMarco Murray, who holds two prestigious team rushing records, is retiring from the NFL.

Murray made an announcement on ESPN's "NFL Live" on Friday, officially ending his seven-year career, which began in Dallas.

"It's been a long time thinking, the last year or two and physically, mentally and emotionally, I think it's time for me to hang it up, "Murray said.

A third-round pick of the Cowboys in 2011, Murray owns both the single-game and single-season records for rushing yards with the club.

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His rookie year, Murray exploded against the Rams for 253 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown. After making the Pro Bowl following his 2013 season, Murray carried the Cowboys' offense in 2014, rushing for a league-leading 1,845 yards, breaking the franchise's single-season record set by Emmitt Smith.

But following that year, Murray signed a free-agent deal with the Eagles. He spent just one year in Philly, rushing for 702 yards, before moving on to the Titans. Murray had 1,287 yards in 2016 and earned another Pro Bowl spot, before rushing for a career-low 659 yards last year with the Titans.

His name had been linked with other teams this offseason to possibly sign another free-agent deal, but Murray ultimately has decided to retire.

Murray currently ranks sixth in Cowboys history with 4,526 yards with the team. His 28 rushing touchdowns ranks eighth.

While No. 1 is rather obvious, who falls behind Emmitt Smith on the Cowboys' Top 10 list of running backs, including Ezekiel Elliott, who has been rather productive in two years.