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Can DeMarco Murray Stay Healthy?

Murray missed two games due to a knee injury in 2013

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    Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had his best season to date in 2013, and he did so in limited time.

    The Cowboys finished 31st in the league in terms of rushing attempts, and Murray missed two games in the middle of the season due to a sprained MCL. Roadblocks aside, though, Murray posted 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns--both career highs--on the way to his first Pro Bowl.

    With Scott Linehan in town and saying he’s committed to running the ball with Murray, and one of the better young offensive lines in football, the Oklahoma product seems set up for a huge year--if he can stay healthy, that is.

    It’s a fairly big ‘if,’ considering Murray has never played 16 games in a season. But aside from the aforementioned two games, he was happy with the way he his body held up over his first career Pro Bowl campaign--and confident in his durability going forward.

    “No, I felt good. I thought I held up well,”
    Murray said, via the Tulsa World. “It was a good year as far as rushing the ball. I thought we had a good year (as an offense). We definitely could always improve but it felt good.”

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