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Cowboys in No Rush to Extend DeMarco Murray

Murray is coming off the first Pro Bowl season of his young career

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Cowboys in No Rush to Extend DeMarco Murray

Jose Sanchez, NBC 5 Photojournalist

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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