If the Dallas Cowboys want to keep winning, they should probably keep feeding the ball to running back DeMarco Murray, so sayeth Hall of Famer Barry Sanders.
In the overtime victory over the Texans, Murray carried the ball a career-high 31 times, putting him on pace to tie the NFL record for carries in a season. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett came out afterward saying that 31 was too many carries and that the team would cut down on the amount of attempts the 26-year-old receives on a week to week basis.
Sanders thinks this might not be such a great idea, and said as much in an appearance on Stephen A. Smith’s SiriusXM show on Tuesday.
“With the type of offense they have, hopefully they don’t lose their way,” Sanders said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Sometimes they get a little pass-happy. I thought that even last year they probably could have fed him the ball a little more. But I love seeing it. I think it shows that the running game can be vital in this league. And he is the main reason, you could say, that they are 4-1. Hopefully they just continue to do that. [If they do] I think you’ll see more of what you’ve seen already.”
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