Frank Heinz, NBC 5 News
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career and set a career-high with nine touchdowns. For his trouble, Murray was named to his first Pro Bowl, but he says--while the honor is nice, to be sure--individual accolades aren’t the reason he plays the game.
“That’s definitely not what I play for,” Murray told the team’s official website. “It’s definitely a great accomplishment to be there and what not and compete against some of the league’s best, but it’s definitely not what I mark down or what I pay attention to. If I make it, great. If not, not. I really don’t care, but I definitely play for my team, play to win and to have fun doing it.”
To look back at Murray’s young career, it’s easy to see why he’d be itching to win. He’s played three seasons in the NFL, and finished 8-8 three times. He’s never been to the playoffs in the NFL, despite being a win away in each of those years.
“That’s it. That’s the result, just straight winning,” Murray said. “Yards, all that crap doesn’t mean a thing. If we’re winning, at the end of the day, that’s what you play for.”
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