One of the first things new offensive playcaller Scott Linehan told the media when he arrived in Dallas was that he intended on leaning on the ground game with the Cowboys--that with DeMarco Murray in the backfield and a rebuilt offensive line, the team should be able to run at will.
This statement was somewhat surprising because, historically, Linehan has been a pass-heavy game planner. But for obvious reasons, Murray was excited to hear it.
“It’s always great to hear those things,” Murray said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t care what we do, running, passing, as long as we’re winning, I’m happy with the overall stat, which is a win or a loss. [Linehan] brings a lot to the table and we’re excited to have him.”
Dallas ranked 31st in rushing attempts per game in 2013, but Murray put together his first career 1,000-yard season, anyway, and notched his first career Pro Bowl nod. But he believes he, and the Cowboys rushing attack as a whole, can do better.
“I definitely think there were some games where we could’ve done better running the ball as a collective unit,” Murray said. “There’s always room for improvement.”
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