Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has given up two costly fumbles in the last two weeks, but he isn’t at all worried about that going into Sunday night’s win-and-in match-up with the Washington Redskins in Landover.
"It doesn't bother me at all," Murray said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Last week was last week. I don’t worry about mistakes. I don’t worry about good plays. Once a bad plays happens, it’s erased. Once a great play happens, it’s erased. I have a short term memory, good, bad, negative, positive, I just move on and try to make a play the next time."
In the victory over Pittsburgh two weeks ago, Murray coughed it up near the goal line to cost his team points; in the loss to New Orleans last week, he coughed it up near the Cowboys’ goal line, to give the Saints points. But the second-year back out of Oklahoma, who took over as the starter this year, has made a point to forget about it. And he says running backs coach Skip Peete has helped him along in the forgetting.
"When you start, and someone starts talking about it, 'Hey, you need ball security,' that’s when you start thinking about it, that’s when fumbles tend to happen," Murray said. "He knows. He’s a great coach. He knows how to get his guys ready. You know the ball is important. You’ve got to keep it away from them. Turnovers can hurt you.
"I just try to play hard, try to play fast."
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