DeMarco Murray not interested in history lesson

IRVING, Texas -- As DeMarco Murray makes history, the Dallas Cowboys running back continues to give a stiff arm to the significance of what he is doing.

“I’m just focused on doing my part to give us a good chance to win this game,” Murray said. “It’s something I’m not really concerned about. Just trying to get focused up and have a good week of work.”

The only running backs to start a season with six straight 100-yard games are Murray and Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown. In his seventh game of the 1958 season, Brown had 83 yards on 21 carries in a 30-10 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Murray’s seventh game of the season comes Sunday against the New York Giants, owners of the No. 18 run defense in the NFL. Last week the Giants allowed the Philadelphia Eagles rush for 203 yards on 36 carries, led by LeSean McCoy's 149 yards.

At least Murray acknowledged what he is doing is difficult.

“It’s always hard. Playing in this league is a hard league,” Murray said. “It’s hard to run the ball in this league. It’s hard to do a lot of things that we’ve been able to do. I’ve got to continue to grind and keep trying to get better every week and see what happens Sundays.”

Murray had 100 yards on 24 carries against the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 21, but he was close to seeing his streak come to an end in last week’s win at the Seattle Seahawks. He entered the fourth quarter with 63 yards on 20 carries.

He ended up with nine carries for 52 yards in the final quarter, including the go-ahead touchdown run of 15 yards with 3:16 to play.

“It was a lot of dirty yards, but sometimes those are the yards that we need to get us across the hump,” Murray said.