Just a year into his career with the Dallas Cowboys, running back DeMarco Murray is getting used to playing under the microscope of the media. The Cowboys’ collapse over the final five games of the season was well-documented, but Murray doesn’t see the slide as an indication of the sort of head coach, or quarterback, leading his team.
In a discussion with CBS Sports’ Will Brinson at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis this weekend, Murray defended head coach Jason Garrett, who infamously iced his own kicker, Dan Bailey, in the overtime loss to the Cardinals in week 13--the same game that saw Murray go down with an ankle fracture.
"Man, you guys are going to write us off no matter what," Murray said. "One week he's the greatest coach on the planet, the next week he's the worst coach on the planet. So we don't listen to that stuff you know? He's a great coach and I'm glad he's my coach."
Murray also defended quarterback Tony Romo, who has also been the target of critics this offseason, despite having perhaps his best season in 2011.
"Same thing, man!" Murray said. "One week he's a hero, the next week he's not. That's just the way it is with the Dallas Cowboys. We're used to it, we love it and we wouldn't want any one else leading our team."
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