Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2014 NFL season with one of the worst defenses in the NFL. This means that they have to keep their opponents off the field to win, making DeMarco Murray the most important player on the team.
The Dallas Cowboys are without running back DeMarco Murray, defensive end DeMarcus Ware and receiver Miles Austin at Detroit.