A week after head coach Jason Garrett declared that the Cowboys would like to cut down on DeMarco Murray’s workload, the team went to Murray a healthy 29 times in the victory over the Seahawks.
Now, Garrett says the team wants to continue to feed Murray the ball, but that they’ll keep mixing Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar in to keep the NFL’s leading rusher in 2014 fresh.
“The biggest thing is you want to continue to run the ball well. And DeMarco’s a big part of that,” Garrett told the team’s website. “But at the same time, we’d like to get the other guys some opportunities. We did some of that the other day. And we think that’s good. We think that’s good for the individual guys, DeMarco included, but also getting Joseph and Lance chances out there because they’ve done well with them.
“It obviously keeps him fresher during the game and over the course of the season. But he’s going to carry the ball a lot.”
In last week’s win, aside from Murray’s 29 carries, Joseph Randle had 52 yards on five carries. Tony Romo ran with the ball twice and Lance Dunbar got one carry.
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