Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ran the ball 29 times on Sunday, the highest total of his career to this point. He has never played in more than 14 games in a season, but as the team’s use of Murray on Sunday might suggest, they’re not worried about the Oklahoma product wearing down.
“We feel like DeMarco is a durable football player who can take the pounding of being the primary running back for the Cowboys, so we’re going to give him opportunities to do that,” Garrett said.
Murray led a rushing attack that put up 220 yards on Sunday, with 167 yards and a touchdown, and the Cowboys held possession for 41 minutes of the game. Obviously Dallas would like to repeat this run-heavy approach throughout the season--easier said than done, but it seems that the Cowboys are ready to pin a good deal of their hopes on Murray.
“Rushing for over 200 yards in the National Football League is a hard thing to do and you certainly embrace any of those games. There’s no guarantee you can play like this,” Garrett said. “If you decide that this is the way we want to play, it’s hard to guarantee you’re going to be able to do that week in and week out.”
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.