VIDEO: Remembering When DeMarco Murray Trucked a 290-Pound Eagles Lineman

Tristan Jung
DeMarco Murray laid out an Eagles defender during Week 17 of the 2013 season.
DeMarco Murray laid out an Eagles defender during Week 17 of the 2013 season. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Any time a running back gets fined for putting a devastating hit on a defender, you know something crazy must've happened. In the first quarter of a 2013 game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys, running back DeMarco Murray completely trucked a lineman and somehow earned a $21,000 fine.

DeMarco Murray's underrated Cowboys career was in full swing by 2013, as he had gone from backup to star player in just two years. His strength and speed were on full display that night, as he leveled 290-pound lineman Damion Square at the tail end of a screen pass from Kyle Orton.

Square was completely overmatched. After breaking loose into the open field, Murray ran at full speed and threw Square aside by running straight into him with his helmet. He then galloped forward for another five yards before finally being brought down.

However, the Eagles would get the last laugh in this one. Needing just a field goal to win, Orton got the ball in good field position and then promptly threw a game-ending pick to Brandon Boykin.

Murray ended the game with just 48 yards on 17 carries. The Eagles' 24-22 win secured them the NFC East crown, despite Murray and the Cowboys' best efforts.

Coincidentally, Murray would later sign with the Eagles after leading the league in rushing in 2014.

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