Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

Cowboys big punt return sets up DeMarco Murray touchdown (GIFs)


The Dallas Cowboys were embarrassed last week when they gave up a big 23-point lead to the Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys were looking to keep their NFC East championship and playoff hopes alive with a big win over their rivals, the Washington Redskins.

The Cowboys defense got a rare stop to force a punt after a three-and-out. Newly signed wide receiver Michael Spurlock, who was brought in to fill in for the injured Dwayne Harris made his presence immediately felt.

Spurlock returned the punt 62 yards to the three yard line when he was pushed out-of-bounds by Redskins running back Roy Helu. A couple of players later, running back DeMarco Murray ran over a pair of Redskins defenders to get a touchdown.

It gives the Cowboys a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter on the road.

cowboys punt return

Here is the touchdown:

demarco murray touchdown

[h/t] Zombie Prophet, @FanSidedGIF

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