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Emmitt Smith: DeMarco Murray is "That Guy" if He Can Stay Healthy

Smith has high hopes for Murray, if the third-year back can shake the injury bug

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Smith Has High Praise for Murray

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DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys

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After being named the starting running back last offseason, DeMarco Murray had kind of a rough go of things in 2012. He still finished as the Cowboys’ leading rusher by a wide margin with 663 yards and scored a team-high four rushing touchdowns while missing a full six games with a foot injury, but on the second-worst running team in all of football, this isn’t really anything to boast about.

But moving forward, if Murray can stay healthy--admittedly a pretty big “if,” considering his history--the NFL’s all-time leading rusher believes the Oklahoma product can be the sort of bell cow the Cowboys had hoped when they gave him the job full-time a year ago.

Felix Jones, well, that’s another story.

[Murray] is that guy if he can stay healthy,” Smith told 105.3-FM The Fan last week, via the Dallas Morning News. “And if he’s not, we’ve got to find somebody that can. I don’t know if they trust Felix Jones that much. If they did, then Felix would have 25 carries. But he doesn’t. That tells me that they don’t trust him that much.”

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