The Dallas Cowboys are in no great rush to extend running back DeMarco Murray, executive vice president Stephen Jones said this weekend.
Murray, 26, is coming off a career year. He exceeded the 1,000-yard mark for the first time, finished with nine touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl, where he scored the game-winning touchdown for Team Rice on a 20-yard reception from Kansas City’s Alex Smith.
Which is to say, Murray seems to be on the upswing. But, whether because he’s had a history of health issues or because the Cowboys have had a history of pulling the trigger too quickly on contract extensions, Jones said fans shouldn’t expect a new deal before the end of the upcoming season.
“I think we’ll kind of see how his year goes and we’ll go from there,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s the type of player we want on our team. He’s young, and he had a good year last year, but I think he’s betting that he’s going to have a great year, and I hope he does.”
Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Murray is set to make $1.4 million in 2014.
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