Rookie running back DeMarco Murray’s first season in the league was cut short due to a fractured ankle suffered in mid-December, but according to Murray himself, his rehab is going well and he expects to return at full strength next season.
“I’m doing fine,” Murray said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m just going along with what we planned. It’s looking good.”
Murray was certainly a bright spot in a season that provided relatively few of those. Coming in as the no. 3 back behind Felix Jones and Tashard Choice, Murray emerged as the team’s featured runner when Jones went down with injury. He won the starting job and finished the season with 897 yards and two touchdowns on 164 carries, and would have almost certainly broken Tony Dorsett’s franchise record for rookie rushing yards (1,007) if not for the injury.
“I was given an opportunity, and I think I played well for the most part,” Murray said. “There is a lot of work that still needs to be done.”
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