The Dallas Cowboys will reportedly make rushing better in the red zone a point of emphasis this year in training camp, which is probably a good idea. Dallas had just five rushing touchdowns all season a year ago, second worst in the league after the Cleveland Browns, who had four.
DeMarco Murray, who emerged as the Cowboys’ No. 1 back in his rookie year, scored just two of the five and, of those two, one was a 91-yard dash.
Discussing the paltry rushing touchdown total, the University of Oklahoma product doesn’t sugar-coat his feelings much.
“That is definitely unacceptable,” Murray said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Five rushing touchdowns in one season is terrible.
“We had some injuries last year, and a couple of guys were nicked up. But it’s no excuse for that. We have to put some rushing touchdowns on the board to help the passing game.”
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