IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys selected Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray with their third-round pick.
Murray, 5-11, 213 pounds, rushed for 1,214 yards with five touchdowns last season.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said if he drafted a running back it was to find someone who can play special teams. Tashard Choice, who was a fourth-round pick in 2008, was the third running back and special teams player, but he struggled at it.
Murray most likely will move in as a third running back behind Jones and Choice.