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Cowboys' Murray breaks Jim Brown's NFL record with 7th straight 100-yard game to start season

  • Dallas Cowboys' Lance Dunbar (25) looks for running room as guard Ronald Leary (65) provides protection against New York Giants free safety Quintin Demps (35) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    Dallas Cowboys' Lance Dunbar (25) looks for running room as guard Ronald Leary (65) provides protection against New York Giants free safety Quintin Demps (35) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray (29) fights off a tackle attempt by New York Giants' Devon Kennard (59) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

    Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray (29) fights off a tackle attempt by New York Giants' Devon Kennard (59) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) takes the hand off from quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) takes the hand off from quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

DeMarco Murray is the first running back in NFL history to start a season with seven straight 100-yard games.

The NFL rushing leader reached 100 yards on a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter for the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants on Sunday.

The fourth-year back from Oklahoma was tied with Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who hit the century mark in six straight games to start the 1958 season for Cleveland.

Murray was on the verge of reaching 900 yards through seven games, on pace to surpass 2,000 yards two years after Adrian Peterson had 2,097 for Minnesota.

Eric Dickerson had an NFL-record 2,105 yards in 1984 for the Los Angeles Rams.

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