If you didn’t happen to catch it, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” on Wednesday. While there, one of the hosts of that show, Stephen A. Smith, spoke loudly and attempted to goad the third-year back into saying something controversial--not surprising, as goading people and speaking loudly seems to be Smith’s job--but Murray didn’t take the bait.
“The stats say we haven’t done those things you’ve said but all that matters is this year and right now,” Murray said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’re ready to take the next step and get things going.”
Smith was especially interested in the Cowboys’ title, “America’s Team.” He harped on that quite a bit, as have many folks who actively root against the Cowboys in the 18 years since they won a Super Bowl. But Murray made clear that the only expectations that matter to the team are those coming from within Valley Ranch.
“We understand the expectations here in Dallas Cowboys Nation,” Murray said. “We have a lot of great players and we’re definitely ready to change some things around here. We moved some things around in the off-season and we’re getting better. This year, we’re doing some things differently and we’re excited about where we’re going, where we’re heading.”
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