Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray isn’t about to get his feelings hurt over the team’s decision not to offer him an extension. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said recently that the team would hold off on a new deal for the Oklahoma product, and revisit the issue after the 2014 campaign.
“It is a business, so you can’t get butt-hurt over things like that,” Murray said. “You guys know what I mean. You got to have thick skin, I would say.”
In last week’s season opener, Murray embarked on the season-long task of proving that the Cowboys would do well to hang onto him, going for 118 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. He ran so well, in fact, that many wondered why Dallas didn’t go to him more.
Murray isn’t worried about his touches, though. He just wants to win.
“There’s no magic number for me. Whatever they give to me, I’ll handle and take with a smile,” Murray said. “As long as we’re winning, I’m fine.”
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