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Murray Looks to Cut Down on Contact

DeMarco Murray has missed nine games over the past two seasons

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    Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has missed nine games over his first two seasons in the league, and obviously, Dallas wants him to stay more consistently healthy. As such, running backs coach Gary Brown is working with Murray this offseason in order to get him to limit the punishment he takes.

    A powerful runner, Murray often initiates contact in an attempt to run over oncoming would-be tacklers.

    "I noticed that," Brown said, per ESPN Dallas. "I've seen that. We've talked about it. We are going to have a plan to try to get better than that. He's explosive enough that he can freeze people's feet and get away from them and do the things he needs to do to gain more yards. With he and I working together to get him better, it should be a great thing."

    Murray finished last season with 663 rushing yards on 161 carries and four touchdowns, while missing six contests due to a foot injury.

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