Jerry Jones has been very candid this week at the Senior Bowl in discussing his team’s shortcomings, his team’s prospects for the immediate future and so forth. So it’s refreshing, though not incredibly surprising, that he recently opened up about what sets DeMarco Murray apart from Felix Jones.
Murray, a third round pick last year, took over the starting role from Jones while Jones was injured. Murray himself was then injured, just a couple hundred yards away from the franchise record for rushing yards by a rookie, in week 14.
According to Jerry Jones, the toughness the team saw from Murray during last year’s Senior Bowl is what allowed Murray to take over the starting role last season.
“He’s just harder to bring down than Felix,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Felix has the quickness, the vision and can get outside. But Murray did bring that dimension of power, and there’s probably not five pounds’ worth of difference between the two. But he finishes. He’s just so powerful into the finish. And there’s no question that he really gave us a lift last year.”
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