Every NFL Team’s Single-Season Rushing Leader

Will DeMarco Murray Become The Dallas Cowboys' All-Time Single Season Rushing Leader?

Will DeMarco Murray Become The Dallas Cowboys’ All-Time Single Season Rushing Leader?

A Sunday football special for you – every team’s single-season record holder for rushing yards. And why?

Well, it’s interesting on its own merit. But also, there might be a couple changes by the time 2015 finishes, including one particular notable.

Emmitt Smith, regarded as one of the best running backs of all time – if not the best – and certainly more atop the all-time rushing leaderboards than anyone else, is naturally the Dallas Cowboys‘ single-season rushing record holder. Smith’s personal best was that 1,773 yards in 1995 – 17th best amongst all NFL teams’ record marks, below.

But how about DeMarco Murray this season? As of Week 9, he’s still on pace for 2,000 yards, so he’s got a good chance of becoming the new record-holder in Dallas if he keeps it up. The problem is, the past two games, he hasn’t – and the Tony Romo injury doesn’t make anything easier.

Click on the team below to see, literally, every single player that has ever rushed the ball for that team (even if it were once for negative yardage), thanks to the most amazing football resource on the Web: pro-football-reference.com.

TEAM / FRANCHISE RUNNING BACK RUSHING YARDS SEASON
1. St. Louis Rams Eric Dickerson* 2,105 1984
2. Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson 2,097 2012
3. Baltimore Ravens Jamal Lewis 2,066 2003
4. Detroit Lions Barry Sanders 2,053 1997
5. Denver Broncos Terrell Davis 2,008 1998
6. Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson 2,006 2009
7. Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson 2,003 1973
8. Green Bay Packers Ahman Green 1,883 2003
9. Seattle Seahawks Shaun Alexander 1,880 2005
10. Cleveland Browns Jim Brown 1,863 1963
11. New York Giants Tiki Barber 1,860 2005
12. Miami Dolphins Ricky Williams 1,853 2002
13. Chicago Bears Walter Payton 1,852 1977
14. Atlanta Falcons Jamal Anderson 1,846 1998
15. San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson 1,815 2006
16. Kansas City Chiefs Larry Johnson 1,789 2006
17. Dallas Cowboys Emmitt Smith 1,773 1995
18. Oakland Raiders Marcus Allen** 1,759 1985
19. Indianapolis Colts Edgerrin James 1,709 2000
20. New York Jets Curtis Martin 1,697 2004
21. San Francisco 49ers Frank Gore 1,695 2006
22. Pittsburgh Steelers Barry Foster 1,690 1992
23. New Orleans Saints George Rogers 1,674 1981
24. New England Patriots Corey Dillon 1,635 2004
25. Houston Texans Arian Foster 1,616 2010
26. Washington Redskins Alfred Morris 1,613 2012
27. Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy 1,607 2013
28. Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew 1,606 2011
29. Arizona Cardinals Ottis Anderson*** 1,605 1979
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Wilder 1,544 1984
31. Carolina Panthers DeAngelo Williams 1,515 2008
32. Cincinnati Bengals Rudi Johnson 1,458 2005

* Eric Dickerson, for the Los Angeles Rams. The St. Louis Rams‘ record holder is Steven Jackson with 1,528 yards in 2006

** Marcus Allen, for the Los Angeles Raiders. The Oakland Raiders‘ record holder is Napoleon Kaufman with 1,294 yards in 1997

*** Ottis Anderson for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals‘ record holder is Edgerrin James with 1,222 yards in 2007

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