DeMarco Murray has a fan in LeSean McCoy

IRVING, Texas -- Running backs know running backs.

Before Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray became the NFL's leading rusher -- he has 1,354 yards -- Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was a fan.

"Not just this year." McCoy said. "I always felt like if he got the ball more, he could do some special things."

Murray and McCoy struck up a friendship at the Pro Bowl last January. Murray was a late addition after rushing for a career-high 1,121 yards. McCoy led the NFL in rushing in 2013, fitting in perfectly in Chip Kelly's offense.

Things have been a little different for McCoy this season. He has 859 yards on 217 carries and three touchdowns, but he looked more like last year's McCoy last week when he ran for 130 yards on 21 carries against the Tennessee Titans.

That was the same Titans defense that Murray had 167 yards on 29 carries in September.

"I like his game," McCoy said. "He runs hard, he finishes very well. They're a good team. They're giving him some lanes to run in. I think the way he finishes runs and how strong he is, that's what makes him an elite back. I think we have different styles, so I wouldn't want to take anything from his game. I like it how it is."