Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray isn’t getting everything he possibly can out of the time he has on the practice field at Valley Ranch during OTAs. This isn't always easy, since the team isn't in pads and Murray is an ultra-physical player, but he's been finding ways.
To wit: During a special teams portion of practice recently--rather than grabbing some water and having a break--Murray paired up with a sled and went through his pass protection technique. Over and over. Murray is already a solid pass blocker of course, but Murray intends on staying that way by refreshing the fundamentals--hand placement, footwork and such.
"It's a lot of technique, and that gets a little lost at times when you put on full pads and you're out there trying to get it," Murray said, per ESPN Dallas. "The technique part is huge in OTAs. [Running backs coach Gary Brown] starts with Round 1, fundamentally, we've got to work on things we've been doing our whole life, but we've got to get back right fundamentally sound."
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