After eight games, it’s clear that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray needs to learn to know when to fold ‘em.
Murray fumbled for the fifth time this season on Monday night, just two short of his career total going into this season. Head coach Jason Garrett believes, for good reason, that the issue is the result of Murray not knowing when to stop fighting and just go down.
It’s a habit that Garrett is anxious to correct.
"Somehow, someway we have to communicate it better, drill it better and show it better," Garrett said, per Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas. "In DeMarco's case, this is probably the third or fourth one, where it's the end of the down, he's staying up and making yards and the third or fourth guy comes in rips it out.
"Understanding where he is in the play and getting down is important for him--and he does that a lot. When you carry the football as much he does, he has that circumstance happen 25 times a game. He makes a heck of a play, we're down to the 5-yard line and ball comes out. Obviously that can't happen."
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