After a weekend of rest and relaxation, DeMarco Murray believes he’s ready for the homestretch.
Murray leads the NFL in carries with 244 and has already surpassed his career high, which was 217 going into this season. He also leads the NFL in rushing with 1,233 yards and has gone for 100-plus yards in nine of 10 games. Riding Murray, the Cowboys come out of the bye with a 7-3 record, tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East.
“I’m ready,” Murray said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “Like I’ve said before, whatever they ask me to do I’m going to do it times 10. It’s going to be an exciting next couple of weeks for us.”
With a dynamic young offensive line leading the way for Murray’s hitherto monster season, Dallas is set up much better than they’ve been in years past for a playoff run, when they’d more or less pin all their hopes on Tony Romo’s right arm.
“Obviously we’re running the ball well, and I think we’re throwing it well, too,” Murray said. “So in this part of the year, it’s cold, the weather, so I think running is going to be a little bit more of a factor for us, which is good. We’ve got a strong offensive line. We’ve got some backs who can run and also got a lot of guys on the edge that can go up and get the ball. So it’s going to be huge for us.”
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