Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones recently said the team would hold off on giving DeMarco Murray an extension for now, and see how this season goes for him. Even though the team will continue negotiating long term deals with Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith, Murray didn’t take any offense to the declaration.
In fact, Murray is looking forward to proving he deserves a new contract.
"It's not a big deal at all," Murray said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "You get what you put in and that's what I plan on doing. I plan on having a good team year. I plan on having a good individual year as well.”
Murray does seem to be primed for a big year, for a few reasons. He went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career and earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2013, working behind a rebuilt offensive line. That line only got better this offseason with the first round selection of right guard Zack Martin, and new playcaller Scott Linehan has said he intends on leaning on Murray and the running game this season.
Last year, the Cowboys finished 31st in the league in terms of rushing attempts.