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Murray Shines Versus Former Team


ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- From an outsider's perspective, Sunday's game on the road against the Cowboys seemed to have a little bit of extra juice for DeMarco Murray, as the Eagles' running back returned to AT&T Stadium for the first time as a visitor.

Yet, according to the Eagles' back, it was just another game, but one that the Eagles needed to win as they evened their record at 4-4.

"I approached it just like any other game," Murray said after the overtime thriller. "It was important for everyone. We needed to win. I thought we continued to play hard, the coaches made the right adjustments and we just kept chopping away.

"Obviously coming back here, there are a lot of emotions for a lot of people, but you have to just check them at the door and not try to do anything too crazy. Trust in yourself and what got you here and just continue to play ball."

The Eagles and Cowboys met for the second time this season in Dallas during Week 9. View the full gallery here...

In Murray's first game against the Cowboys back in Week 2, he was held to 2 yards rushing in a frustrating defeat. This time, Murray flipped the script, totaling 161 yards from scrimmage while finding the end zone on a fourth-and-goal in the 33-27 victory.

"I thought it was a great team win for us," Murray said. "Obviously we needed this game and they needed this game. I thought we made some good adjustments in the second half and coaches put us in great positions to make plays. I thought offensively we continued to play, and play, and play and play and battle. They have a good defense, but our defense made a lot of plays for us as well."

With the win in-hand, the Eagles moved back to .500 with back-to-back home games against the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on-deck. Murray isn't looking too far ahead, however. He's taking things day by day as he and the Eagles look to overcome a shaky first half of the season.

"It just gives you momentum," Murray said on the win. "We know the situation in our division, but we're not looking at any other teams. We have to continue to worry about ourselves and take it one game at a time each week. We just have to continue to get better and continue to practice the way we've been practicing. We've been having some great practices and it's been leading to some great plays by us."

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