After the Dallas Cowboys fell to the Washington Redskins in overtime on Monday night, playcaller Scott Linehan said he may come to regret not going back to DeMarco Murray on what turned out to be their final set of downs of the game. Murray had carried the ball for eight yards on a 1st and 10, but then the team ran three straight unsuccessful pass plays to end the game.
There was no such second guessing from Murray himself.
“No, it’s hard to run it when they have 10 guys on the line of scrimmage,” Murray said, per ESPN Dallas. “You can get a negative play or something bad will happen. Scott called a good game and we’re behind him.”
Murray finished the night with over 220 total yards, including 141 on the ground, his eighth consecutive 100-yard performance to begin the season.
“Whatever play is called, that’s what we believe in,” Murray said. “Scott does a great job at putting us in great position to make plays and they played it well and you have to give those guys credit and we didn’t put our best foot forward (Monday night).”
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